Gov. Reynolds Announces Updates to Coronavirus Proclamation; Administration Seeks Employer Input on Vaccination Deployment

December 17, 2020

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, Iowa Gov. Reynolds held a press conference and announced that bars and restaurants may return to normal hours of operation while respecting distancing and masking requirements previously prescribed. Limits on the number of persons at gatherings have been lifted, but social distancing of six feet is still required. No changes have been made to the mask requirements at this time.

During the press conference, IDPH/DHS Director Kelly Garcia also spoke about the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) meetings and vaccine prioritization. Minutes from the group’s meetings will be available on the IDPH website, in addition to a dashboard with the number of Iowans who have been vaccinated. 

ABI staff begins meetings today with Department of Public Health representatives to ensure our members' interests are advanced. If you have input or questions please contact JD Davis