Iowa Governor Declares Public Health Disaster Emergency
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a "public health disaster emergency" this morning and ordered the closure at noon of the state's bars and dine-in services at restaurants in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Carry-out, curbside and drive-thru food service still will be allowed.
The declaration also closes all fitness centers, theaters, casinos and gaming facilities, and senior citizen centers and adult day care facilities.
The declaration also prohibits mass gatherings or more than 10 people, including social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure and sporting events. This ban includes parades, festivals, conventions and fundraisers.