Governor Reynolds Directs Closures

Iowa Governor Reynolds ordered a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency at 10:18 am on March 17, 2020. The measure seeks to take extraordinary measures to limit the community spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. The Governor is ordering the closure or modification of business of the following entities effective Noon today, March 17, 2020 until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2020:

A. Restaurants and Bars: All Restaurants and Bars are hereby closed to the general public except that to the extent permitted by applicable law, and in accordance with any recommendations of the Iowa Department of Public Health, food and beverages may be sold if such food or beverages are promptly taken from the premises, such as on a carry-out or drive-through basis, or if the food or beverage is delivered to customers off the premises.
B. Fitness Center: All fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers are hereby closed.
C. Theaters: All theaters or other performance venues at which live performances or motion pictures are shown are hereby closed.
D. Casinos and Gaming Facilities: All casinos and other facilities conducting pari-mutuel wagering or gaming operations are hereby closed.
E. Mass Gathering: Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of this disaster.
F. Senior Citizen Centers and Adult Daycare Facilities: All facilities that conduct adult day services or other senior citizen centers are hereby closed.
As emphasized above, Adult Day Centers are hereby closed throughout the state. Members may also be impacted related to the closures of restaurants, fitness centers and gatherings of 10 or more. Please note the effective date and time of today at noon. Please contact LAI with questions at (515) 440-4630.