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Dubuque County Among Counties in Proclamation

Dubuque County is among the 22 counties included in a new public health-related proclamation made by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday, permitting the easing of some coronavirus-related restrictions earlier than anticipated. The changes are effective at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8th. Fitness centers, gyms, and aquatic centers may allow a single person into them at one time on an appointment-only basis. They must take measures to ensure social distancing. Additionally, enclosed malls will be allowed to reopen, but must limit the number of people allowed inside to 50% of its maximum capacity. Restaurants and foodservice businesses inside malls may provide carry-out only service. Numerous other retail establishments, such as bookstores, clothing stores, furniture and home furnishing stores, tobacco stores, toy and gaming stores, and music stores may also reopen, under the same 50% of maximum capacity and social distancing rules. Campgrounds, both public and private, may reopen on May 8, as long as operators take reasonable measures to ensure social distancing and hygiene practices that limit the spread of the virus. Restaurants and bars, swimming pools, salons, barbershops, libraries, and race tracks  must remain closed through May 15.

 

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