DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds is allowing bars in Iowa's two largest college towns to reopen next week after a five-week closure helped stop coronavirus outbreaks among young adults.
Reynolds signed an order allowing bars to reopen Monday in Johnson and Story counties as long as they follow social-distancing rules.
Breweries, wineries and distilleries were allowed to reopen almost immediately, on Friday at 5 p.m.
The venues are often packed with University of Iowa and Iowa State University students.
The order says all customers must consume their food and drinks while seated at a bar, booth or table, and must be at least 6 feet apart.