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Iowa House and Senate to suspend legislative sessions for 30 days

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Iowa House and Senate announced the legislative session will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days following the announcement of community spread of COVID-19 in Iowa.

According to a release from the House Republicans, the decision was made in consultation with the Department of Public Health and Governor’s Office based on recommendations from the CDC related to mass gatherings.

The House and Senate will convene Monday at regular scheduled time to consider resolutions regarding continuity of government to ensure delivery of essential services to Iowans.

Previously scheduled subcommittee and committee meetings have been cancelled. Standing committees will be on-call as needed.

The Capitol building will open on Monday at 11:00 am, but staff members and the public will be required to partake in a health screening prior to entering the Capitol.

Andrew Pearce

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