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Gov. Reynolds orders bars to close in six Iowa counties

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(KWWL) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that bars in six Iowa counties must close, which includes Black Hawk, Linn, Dallas, Johnson, Story, and Polk.

She cited her reason towards the increase in virus activity among young adults aged 19-24, which was spread through socialization.

This order will go into effect Thursday night starting at 5 p.m. until September 20.

Restaurants that serve alcohol in these six counties are able to remain open, but must stop selling alcohol after 10 p.m.

Reynolds called upon all officers to assist in enforcing these measures.

Reynolds is also requiring Iowans hosting social gatherings with more than 10 people must ensure that those attending maintain six feet of social distancing.

She is strongly encouraging all Iowans age 2 or older to wear a mask when in public settings, especially when you can't social distance.

Read the full proclamation here:

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