JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - The face mask order in Johnson County will stay in place for another month with the extension of the county's "Disaster Emergency".
The county Board of Supervisors and Emergency Management Commission is extending the measure because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
It was originally scheduled to end in mid-November (Nov. 15th), but will now stay in place until December 11th or as long as Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' State Disaster Declaration remains in effect.
The extension applies to Johnson County's face mask order, which will stay in place for the same duration.
The order requires every person in Johnson County to wear a face-covering or mask in public settings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing of six feet is not possible.