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Gov. Reynolds: additional numbers, more business closures through April 30, enforcement on social gathering ​limits

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4/6 Gov. Reynolds press conference update on COVID-19 in Iowa. For more coronavirus information and stories, go to kwwl.com/coronavirus.

Posted by KWWL on Monday, April 6, 2020

(KWWL) -- Governor Reynolds announced that additional businesses are closing through April 30 and law enforcement will begin enforcing limits on social gathering.

Enforcement:

  • Gov. Reynolds will be issuing guidance to local law enforcement this week on their role in enforcing orders in her disaster proclamation.
  • The Department of Public Safety says that violations of these orders could result in simple misdemeanor charges
  • Law enforcement will take measured steps to enforce social gathering, but are asking Iowans to police themselves and take these measures seriously so the law enforcement resources can be conserved for those who truly need it.

Additional businesses closing:

  • malls
  • outdoor/indoor playgrounds or children's play centers
  • social/fraternal clubs
  • tobacco and vaping stores
  • racetracks
  • toy, gaming, instrument and music stores
  • bingo halls
  • bowling alleys
  • campgrounds
  • pool halls
  • arcades
  • amusement parks
  • libraries
  • museums
  • zoos
  • skating rinks and parks

These additional closings join the list of other closures already outlined in Gov. Reynolds' disaster proclamation.

Update on Numbers:

  • 78 new positive cases, 946 total positive cases
  • 3 additional deaths (One from Linn County, the other two from Tama County), 25 total Iowa deaths
  • 680 new negative cases, 10,603 total negative cases
  • 99 hospitalized, 284 recovered
  • 2 additional long-term care outbreaks in Tama & Washington counties

You can find updated details on cases in each county from the Iowa Department of Public Health here.


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Andrew Pearce

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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