Iowa Govenor Kim Reynolds Update on COVID-19 Along With New Proclamation

March 22, 2020 3:17pm

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds updated the state of Iowa on Sunday.  The Governor stated that the amount of COVID-19 cases has increased to 22 more positive individuals reaching up to 90 cases since March 8th.  Covid-19 cases are now in 24 counties including 1 in Sioux County and  1 in Woodbury.  The Governor has issued another emergency proclamation starting Sunday March 22nd, at 10 pm.  Salons,Barber Shops, Medical  Spas, Massage Therapy, Tattoo Establishments, Tanning Salons, and Community Pools, are now closed until March 31st.  The proclamation also states that foreclosures will be suspended on Residential, Commercial, and Ag properties. 


 

The Governor went on to say that licensing relief is being rolled out for all professional Iowa licenses that are due to expire.  According to Reynolds, Medical professionals and other professional license relief will be provided for individuals who hold professional licenses that are due to expire, so they will not have to meet for continuing education and be exposed to the virus in large groups. 

The Governor's team also addressed why she had not closed daycare's across the state in order to keep childcare going for employees of essential services.   Essential services are organizations that are listed as health care, emergency services,  food production and supply, and manufacturing.  She said that professionals in these industries must be able to work in order to keep all essential services operating smoothly