The following establishments may open starting May 15, 2020, with specific restrictions and guidelines: restaurants, fitness centers, malls, other retail establishments, salons, barbershops, medical spas, tanning facilities, massage therapy, tattoo parlors, campgrounds, race tracks, libraries, drive-in theaters, and social and fraternal clubs. Each business must follow specific guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health when they reopen. There will still be capacity restrictions as well as social distancing guidelines for these businesses to follow. Bars and casinos are not included in the proclamation.
Gatherings of more than 10 people continue to be prohibited.
See the Governor’s full Proclamation: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-the-state-public-health-emergency-2
For guidance on reopening, reference IDPH website: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Guidance
Restaurant re-opening specific guidance: https://dia.iowa.gov/document/iowa-restaurant-reopening-criteriaoperation-restrictions-during-covid-19
Guidance for reopening can be found HERE
Please see Business Guidance for recommendations for your business for preventing and managing an outbreak.
Review Governor Reynolds’ most up to date Emergency Disaster Proclamations for details regarding the closing of specific establishments.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
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