Iowa Restaurant Association Clarifies Wearing Masks in Restaurants

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Everyone's being asked to wear a mask in Iowa bars and restaurants, both workers and customers. But it's not an order.

"As an industry across the state, we are recommending and requesting that all bar and restaurant employees wear masks, and that our customers when they're not eating or drinking -- like when they're walking to their table or coming in -- that they do the same."

Jessica Dunker of the Iowa Restaurant Association says asking customers to wear a mask is a request, but not a mandate.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' new coronavirus restrictions do include limiting youth and high school sports to two spectators per athlete, and masks are required in groups of 25-or-more inside, as well as groups of 100 or more outside.

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