Iowa closing bars, dine-in restaurants, theaters, casinos

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa's governor is closing the state's bars and dine-in restaurants in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Governor Kim Reynolds' Public Health Disaster Emergency proclamation puts in place temporary measures moving restaurants to drive-through, carry-out, and delivery only and closes bars and recreational facilities. It also closes movie theaters and casinos.

The Governor's office says the proclamation also gives state agencies more flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 situation, and supports the work of public health.

On Monday. Reynolds' renewed her call for a four-week school closure in response to COVID-19.

The Iowa Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill waiving the requirement that student be in class for 1,080 hours or 180 days.

Read the full text of Gov. Reynolds' proclamation

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