Governor Extends Restrictions in Linn County through May 15
On Monday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration until May 27, 2020. The proclamation loosens social distancing measures in 77 Iowa counties effective Friday, May 1.
Current restrictions will remain in place for Linn, Johnson, and twenty-two other Iowa counties. The restrictions for Linn County and the remaining 22 counties have been extended through May 15, 2020.
In the 77 counties, the proclamation permits restaurants, fitness centers, malls, libraries, race tracks, and certain other retail establishments to reopen in a limited fashion with public health measures in place. In addition, the proclamation lifts the restriction on religious and spiritual gatherings so long as churches and other gathering hosts implement reasonable public health measures. All other regulatory relief previously provided to affected Iowans is also extended until Wednesday, May 27, 2020.