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 Governorstated thatthe amount of COVID-19 cases has increased to 22 more positive individualsreaching up to90 casessince March 8th. Covid-19 cases are nowin 24 counties including 1 in Sioux County and 1 in Woodbury. The Governorhas issuedanother emergency proclamation starting Sunday March22nd, at10 pm. Salons,Barber Shops, MedicalSpas, Massage Therapy,Tattoo Establishments, Tanning Salons,and Community Pools, are now closed until March 31st. The proclamation also states that foreclosureswill be suspended on Residential, Commercial, and Ag properties.

The Governor went on to saythat licensing relief is being rolled outfor all professional Iowa licenses that are due to expire. According to Reynolds, Medical professionalsand other professional licenserelief 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 hadnot closed daycare's across the state in order to keepchildcare 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