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Governor's Proclamation - What You Need to Know

Limited Business Restrictions Lifted

Published Thursday, May 7, 2020

On May 6, 2020 Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation allowing additional businesses statewide to reopen.  Additionally, there are limited businesses in Linn County now allowed to reopen under specific circumstances. We've done our best to summarize the proclamation and business impacts below. You can access the full proclamation at the bottom of this page. If you have questions on this week's proclamation, send us an email.

Dental Services – allowed to resume statewide providing all dental services if:

  • All services are provided in compliance with guidelines adopted by the Iowa Dental Board on May 5, 2020
  • The dentist has adequate PPE Inventories and a reliable supply chain
  • The dentist has a plan to conserve PPE consistent with CDC and IDPH guidance

Statewide Changes businesses allowed to open at 5am on May 8, 2020

  • Campgrounds
  • Drive-in movie theaters
  • Tanning facilities
  • Medical spas

Changes for Linn County

  • Fitness Centers - All fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers shall continue to be closed, except that such a facility may open on an appointment basis, provided that the facility permits only a single patron at one time and takes reasonable measures under the circumstances of each facility to ensure social distancing of employees and patrons, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with Guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Malls - An enclosed mall may reopen, but only to the extent that it complies with the following requirements
    • Capacity limited: The mall must limit the number of customers present to 50% of its maximum legal occupancy capacity.
    • Common seating areas: All common seating areas, such as food courts, shall remain closed. Restaurants in food courts may operate on a carry-out basis.
    • Play areas: Any play area or playground must remain closed.
    • Social distancing, hygiene, and public health measures: The mall shall also implement reasonable measures under the circumstances of each mall to ensure social distancing of employees and customers, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Other retail establishments: A retail establishment that was previously ordered to be closed under section 5, paragraph I, of the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency issued on April 27, 2020, may reopen, but only to the extent that it limits the number of customers present to 50% of its maximum legal occupancy capacity and implements reasonable measures under the circumstances of each establishment to ensure social distancing of employees and customers, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PROCLAMATION

CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNOR'S FULL PRESS RELEASE

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