Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Governor slashes COVID-19 restrictions

Limited mask mandate no longer in effect

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday issued a new proclamation that eased certain public health regulations aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa.

Effective Sunday, Iowans no longer needed to wear masks when indoors in a public space and within six feet of individuals who are not from their household. The new proclamation "strongly encourages" social distancing and mask wearing, but does not carry any mandates regarding personal preventative measures.

Additionally, Iowans no longer need to limit indoor gatherings to 15 people, or 30 when outdoors. Reynolds in the order again strongly encoura...