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CITY OF DEWITT: Governor Reynolds Issues Public Emergency Statement

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By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2020


City of DeWitt issued the following announcement on Mar. 18. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is limiting restaurants and closing bars and other recreational facilities in Iowa for two weeks in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Reynolds made the announcement in a news release Tuesday. The order goes into effect at noon and continues until March 31.

The news release says the governor has issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, a proclamation designation that allows her to take these actions.

Restaurants will be able to provide food through drive-through, carry-out and delivery only. Bars and other facilities like gyms, theaters and casinos will close.

Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people will be prohibited.

The proclamation also allows state agencies additional

flexibility in responding to the virus.

Original source can be found here. 

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