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Governor Extends Public Health Proclamation Another 30 Days

Governor Reynolds on Friday signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days.

Bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs continue to be closed in Johnson and Story counties through September 27th.

The proclamation also extends the other public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments through Sunday, October 18th. This includes the requirements for open bars and restaurants to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar and consume alcohol or food while seated; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet.

Requirements for social distancing, hygiene, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission also remain in place for gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments.

The proclamation also provides additional regulatory relief to school districts and extends many of the previously issued regulatory relief measures necessary to respond to this public health disaster, including those related to healthcare, professional licensure, educational workforce, and expirations of driver’s licenses.

The proclamation now remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th.


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