Beginning June 12, 2020, Governor Reynolds loosened more restrictions for Iowa. This proclamation has eased the 50% capacity restriction for restaurants, bars, fitness centers, casinos, senior citizen centers, adult daycare facilities, salons/barbershops, medical spas, theaters and performance venues, race tracks, and malls; some of which have specific restrictions as outlined in the Proclamation. Many other establishments are also able to open, such as swimming pools, bowling alleys, children’s play center, etc. With opening, establishments must still practice social distancing of six feet physical distance between each group/individual and other social distancing, hygiene and public health measures as recommended by IDPH.
See the Governor’s full Proclamation: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-the-state-public-health-emergency-5
For guidance on reopening, reference IDPH website: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Guidance
TestIowa is a new initiative in partnership with our state leaders and private corporations. Our goal is to dramatically increase the rate of COVID-19 testing so Iowans can have better access to testing and help stem the spread of COVID-19 to get us back to normal as quickly as possible.
Please visit the following sites for the most current and accurate information:
- Iowa COVID-19 Information – https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
- Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) – https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 information hotline for businesses and general community questions: 2-1-1
Please see Governor Reynolds’ most up to date Emergency Disaster Proclamations for details regarding the closing of specific establishments. For those types of organizations not listed, as leaders of the business, please make the best decision for your business, customers and employees while taking into account the 6-foot social distancing guidelines for your employees. We can’t express HOW IMPORTANT social distancing is in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Please see Isolation Guidance for staff and the community as a whole.
Note: the different recommendation between COVID-19 exposure and ill individuals. Pay special attention to fever-free time recommendations.
Please see 30 Day Slow the Spread for more information.
This Social Distancing flyer can be posted at your organization as well.
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.
Find Guidance and Resources provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.