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Governor Reynolds allows bars to reopen in 4 of 6 counties starting Wednesday

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WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Governor Reynolds has signed a new proclamation that allows bars and taverns to reopen in four of the six counties where they were previously ordered to close on August 27.

Effective at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries and night clubs are allowed to reopen in these four counties:

  • Black Hawk
  • Dallas
  • Linn
  • Polk

In the four listed counties, restrictions will also be lifted on hours that alcohol can be sold in restaurants. Restaurants and bars must continue to follow social distancing guidelines, which are listed in the proclamation.

Bars in Johnson and Story counties are still ordered to remain closed through Sunday night. Restaurants in these two counties are still not allowed to sell alcohol after 10 p.m.

If Governor Reynolds does not extend the proclamation, the adjusted health measures will be in effect until September 20, 11:59 p.m.

Unless extended by Governor Reynolds, the adjusted public health measures are in effect until September 20.

The full proclamation can be viewed here:

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