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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Governor issues new mask rules as virus spreads

Iowa has seen surge in COVID-19 cases over past month

 

November 19, 2020

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Masks now must be worn indoors when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer.

In a primetime address Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued stricter public health measures in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 as infection rates soar and hospitalizations set records across the state.

Masks now must be worn indoors when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer. Additionally, no more than 15 people can be gathered indoors and no more than 30 can be gathered outdoors. These restrictions apply to wedding receptions, family gatherings, conventions and other nonessential gatherings, but do not apply to gatherings that occur during the ordinary...



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