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Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration with new limitations


This news story was published on November 17, 2020.
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Monday evening, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. To view a summary of enhanced mitigation measures, click here.

The proclamation requires that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. The same requirements apply to visitors and employees inside State buildings. Additional mask requirements are imposed for certain specific establishments and gatherings.

The proclamation also limits indoor social, community, business and leisure gatherings or events to 15 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30. This includes wedding and funeral receptions, family gatherings and conventions. But it does not restrict gatherings that occur in the workplace as part of normal daily business or government operations.

With the exception of high school, collegiate and professional sports, all organized youth and adult sports activities of any size are suspended. This includes basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, swimming, dance, and group fitness classes at gyms. While high school sports and extracurricular activities are not prohibited, spectators at games or events are limited to 2 per student and are required to wear a mask.

Restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls, bingo halls, and indoor playgrounds are required to close at 10 p.m. and cannot host private gatherings of more than 15 people. Masks must be worn by staff who have direct contact with customers, and customers must wear masks when they are not seated at their table to eat or drink. The proclamation also requires masks inside casinos.

The proclamation also requires hospitals to ensure that inpatient elective procedures are reduced by 50%.

The full proclamation can be found online here.

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29 Responses to Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration with new limitations

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    miht Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    No sale, people are dying with CV not from it, also there’s a 99% recovery rate if people get it. There’s something going on here, Agenda 21/30, once a person takes the vax they will be able to remotely access their bio metrics, via 5G cell towers, the host will virtually be turned into a Zombie and will no longer have free will, this vax has nanotechnology, hydro gel & aborted fetal cells in the ingredients, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+2%3A43&version=KJV, the guy that invented the pcr test they are using, said it won’t detect viruses, mysteriously he died recently. Research

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2020 at 10:21 am

    655,000. That’s how many die from heart attacks every year. Why aren’t you outraged and demanding that government take away all fatty foods?!?!? Stop listening to biased sources of information. Try talking to an actual licensed medical professional

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 18, 2020 at 10:33 am

      Bonespurs will have vaccines in record time for fatty foods yay!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        and Joe will have them for stupidity to cure the democrats

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      Yup yup Reply Report comment

      November 19, 2020 at 9:39 am

      480,000 people, still, die from tobacco in America, EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Not just during a “pandemic”. That’s after the no smoking measures put into place a decade ago.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Too little too late.. And guess what..no Cabinet
    Post for you… And, your remaining Koch brother
    has seen the light…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    covid kim she needs to go! no leadership

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      Tucker McPucker Reply Report comment

      November 19, 2020 at 9:42 am

      What would you suggest she had done differently? Lock down the state and kill the economy? You know government money is tax money from working taxpayers, right? She is doing just fine at a tough job. Thank goodness idiots like you only work at fast food restaurants and are not in public office.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Well done Covid Kim! The election is over and your man lost! No need to bury your nose up his ass and follow his ridiculous guidelines or lack thereof.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Only one comment on this article, the bashers and naysayers must still be sleeping.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 10:27 am

    School sports should have been canceled at the high school level. All extracurricular activities just increase the likely of spreading the virus. Closing the bars and restaurants will prevent community spread also. Anything INDOORS is a threat. Including churches, gyms, etc. And wear a mask. Simple. If people are thinking that 4th of July for 2021 is a go they are wasting time and energy on something that will not happen. Just wait till college thanksgiving break which brings the students home for a nationwide super spreader event. California, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, are now in big trouble. But you still need to go to work or file for unemployment. Stay safe.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 17, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      0.26% fatality. rate. 65% of infections are asymptomatic, Who cares!!!! This is no worse than ordinary flu!!!!!!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 18, 2020 at 7:08 am

        You’re an idiot

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 18, 2020 at 7:33 am

          Great comeback. Your use of facts and data is super compelling.

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 7:52 am

            Tell that to the people that have died!

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 8:19 am

            People die from the flu, car accidents, and congestive heart failure. Where is your outrage for those folks and why don’t you demand shutdowns of our economy and babans on car travel for those victims??

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 18, 2020 at 8:33 am

        no such thing as covid its all a hoax just ask bonespurs

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

          Bonespurs managed to have multiple vaccines developed in record time and over saw the development of therapeutics which have brought the fatality rate down to essentially ZERO. G.O.A.T.!

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

            Is that why people are dying at such high rates yet? Oh wait, you’re going to blame it on anything and everything else. Just like the people who have died and said with their last breaths that the virus is a hoax.

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

            0.26% fatality rate buddy. Facts and data show you It’s no more lethal than ordinary flu. But when you get all your info from CNN and Huffpo, you don’t ever see facts and data.

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 10:07 am

            250,000

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 10:22 am

            655,000. That’s how many die from heart attacks every year. Why aren’t you outraged and demanding that government take away all fatty foods?!?!? Stop listening to biased sources of information. Try talking to an actual licensed medical professional

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

            Its all a hoax ha ha ha you fell for it ha ha.

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            Anonymous

            November 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm

            Captain CovIdiot didn’t do squat, the big pharmas developed the vaccines all without the low IQident’s help.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

        I hope you and your entire family gets it and dies!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 18, 2020 at 11:07 am

          Really, really unlikely. I know you struggle with facts and data, but we’d have more statistical Likliehood of being struck by lightning than dying from COVID.

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        mint Reply Report comment

        November 18, 2020 at 2:03 pm

        Correct, so why are they pushing this, control & depopulation. Agenda 21/30, she’s reading a script, she is a puppet they’d all are for the NWO. Research

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 19, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Be sure to hide in your basement from your own shadow once this all ends. Biden has a plan, hahahaha.