Iowa governor issues public health disaster

Staff report

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, Tuesday, March 17, has issued a Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration for the State of Iowa. Effective now (March 17) through March 31:


• All restaurants and bars will be closed to the public. Food/beverages can still be sold via carry-out, drive-through, or delivery.

• Fitness centers, health clubs, spas, gyms, aquatic centers are closed

• Theaters and live performance venues are closed.

• Casinos and gaming facilities are closed.

• Mass gatherings are prohibited of more than 10 people. This includes: social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings.

• Senior centers and adult daycare facilities.


Read more in next week's March 25 Express about how this affects Monticello and Jones County.


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