Governor Reynolds signed a proclamation April 2nd extending her State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation extends school closures, closures of bars and restaurants with the exception of takeaway service, closures of nonessential retail and other businesses, bans on elective and nonessential surgeries and procedures, limits on gatherings up to ten people, to April 30, 2020. These provisions were previously in place through April 7, 2020. You can read the full Order and the Governor’s New Release.
In light of the proclamation, the Iowa Legislative Council intends to extend the suspension of the state legislative session until April 30. The Press release from Iowa House Republicans issued this New Release.