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Reynolds extends emergency declaration, restrictions on some businesses

Kim Reynolds
Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:22:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The State of Iowa is extending its Public Health Disaster Emergency for another month following a proclamation by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

The proclamation extends already in place requirements such as bars and restaurants ensuring six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking, ensuring all patrons have a seat at a table or bar and limiting congregating together closer than six feet.

Public health measures also remain in place at gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments without change.

The proclamation also extends many of the previously issued regulatory relief measures including those in the fields of healthcare, professional licensure, educational workforce and expirations of driver’s licenses.

The suspension of the requirement for retailers to accept empty bottles and cans for redemption of the container deposit has not been extended and the statutory requirement will resume on July 26.

The proclamation is now in effect, and is scheduled to last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020.