Iowa Governor Enacts Mask Mandate, Early Bar Close
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- With Iowa hospitals filling up and schools closing classrooms, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a statewide mask mandate and enacted a limited version of one. A proclamation signed by the governor requires everyone 2 or older must wear masks when in indoor public spaces.
Reynolds also limited many indoor gatherings to no more than 15 people and outdoor gatherings to 30, including family get-togethers.
Bars and restaurants cannot stay open for in-person service past 10 p.m.
And she suspended all youth and adult sports and recreational activities, except for high school, college and professional sports.