Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public
Health Emergency Declaration

On Wednesday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation
continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation
permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to
resume on June 1. And effective this Friday, May 22, Movie
theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues will
be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health measures in
place. Swimming pools will also be permitted to reopen for lap
swimming and swimming lessons.

Governor Reynolds also announced that next Thursday, May 28, bars
and other alcohol-related establishments that have been limited to
carryout and delivery will be permitted to reopen for indoor or
outdoor seating. These establishments will follow the same public
health measures that restaurants have been implementing for the past
several weeks.

The proclamation also provides additional regulatory relief to
those affected by this disaster and continues to strongly encourages
all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical
conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to
continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including
their visits to businesses and other establishments and their
participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose

The full
proclamation is online in its entirety
and substantive
information can be found below:

NOW THEREFORE, I, KIMBERLY K. REYNOLDS, Governor of the State of
Iowa, by the power and authority vested in me by the Iowa
Constitution, Art. IV, §§ 1, 8 and Iowa Code §§ 29C.6(1),
135.140(6), and 135.144 do hereby proclaim a STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DISASTER EMERGENCY continues to exist throughout the entire state of
Iowa and do hereby ORDER and DIRECT the following:

PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE IOWANS

SECTION ONE. I continue to strongly encourage all vulnerable
Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those
older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit
their activities outside of their home, including their visits to
businesses and other establishments and their participation in
gatherings of any size and any purpose. And I encourage all Iowans to
limit their in-person interactions with vulnerable Iowans and to
exercise particular care and caution when engaging in any necessary
interactions.

REOPENING OF BUSINESSES AND ESTABLISHMENTS

(Statewide)

SECTION TWO. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in
conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless
otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa
Department of Public Health, I hereby order that effective at 5:00
a.m. on May 22, 2020 and until 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2020:

A. Movie Theaters: Any theater at which motion pictures are
shown may reopen, but only to the extent that the theater complies
with the following requirements:

(1) Capacity limited: The theater must limit the number of
patrons present in any individual theater to 50% of its normal
operating capacity to ensure adequate spacing of groups.

(2) Social distancing: The theater must ensure at least six
feet of physical distance between each group or individual attending
alone when seated in the theater.

(3) Self-service prohibited: The theater must not have
any self-service of food or beverages.

(4) Other social distancing, hygiene, and public health
measures: The theater shall also implement reasonable measures under
the circumstances of each theater to ensure social distancing of
employees and customers, increased hygiene practices, and other
public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19
consistent with guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public
Health and, for any food service, the Iowa Department of Inspections
and Appeals.

All other theaters and performance venues at which live
performances are held shall continue to be closed.

B. Museums, aquariums, and zoos: A museums, aquarium, or zoo may
reopen, but only to the extent that the establishment takes
reasonable measures under the circumstances of each establishment to
ensure social distancing of employees and patrons, increased hygiene
practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of
transmission of COVID-19 consistent with Guidance issued by the Iowa
Department of Public Health.

C. Swimming pools: A swimming pool, as defined in Iowa Code
§ 135I.1 may reopen for the limited purpose of lap swimming and
conducting swimming lessons, but only to the extent that the
establishment operating the pool takes reasonable measures under the
circumstances of each establishment to ensure social distancing of
employees and patrons, increased hygiene practices, and other public
health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19
consistent with Guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public
Health. Except for these limited purposes, all swimming pools and
spas, wading pools, water slides, wave pools, spray pads, and bath
houses, as defined in Iowa Code § 135I.1, shall continue to be
closed.

SUMMER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SECTION THREE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(13), and in
conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa
Department of Education, unless otherwise modified by subsequent
proclamation, a public school or nonpublic school, as defined in Iowa
Code § 280.2, may reopen for school-sponsored activities and
learning effective June 1, 2020, but only to the extent that such
activities and learning are consistent with guidance of the Iowa
Department of Education, the Iowa High School Athletic Association,
and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, as applicable. Any
such school-sponsored activity that is conducted consistent with this
guidance shall not be a violation of the prohibition on social,
community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events
of more than 10 people under section 5 of the Proclamation of
Disaster Emergency issued on May 13, 2020.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS

SECTION FOUR. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in
conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless
otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa
Department of Public Health, effective 5:00 a.m. on May 22, 2020 and
until 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2020, a wedding reception may be held
provided that the establishment hosting the wedding reception
complies with all the requirements of a restaurant under section 2,
paragraph A, of the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency issued on May
13, 2020. Such a reception that is hosted in compliance with those
requirements shall not be a violation of the prohibition on social,
community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events
of more than 10 people under section 5 of that Proclamation of
Disaster of Emergency.

AUCTIONS

SECTION FIVE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in
conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless
otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa
Department of Public Health, effective at 5:00 a.m. on May 22, 2020,
any auctions may operate, so long as there are no more than 25 people
present in person. Auctions with more than 25 people present in
person may operate only if they are conducted outdoors and the
auction organizer takes measures to ensure that each group or
individual attending alone maintains at least six feet of physical
distance. All other auctions continue to be prohibited until
11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2020, at all locations and venues.

TEMPORARY TEACHER LICENSURE

SECTION SIX. Pursuant to Iowa Code §§ 29C.6(6) and
135.144(3), I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa
Code section 272.2(22) and Iowa Admin. Code rule 282-13.6(1)
requiring an applicant for a one-year temporary license to provide
the board of educational examiners proof of an offer of a teaching
position from a school district that can show it has made every
reasonable and good faith effort to employ a teacher licensed under
Chapter 272, so that the Board of Educational Examiners may issue a
one-year temporary license to new teachers unable to complete the
requirements for initial licensure as a result of this public health
disaster emergency.

IOWA YOUTH SURVEY

SECTION SEVEN. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6) and Iowa
Code § 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of
Public Health, I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of
Iowa Code § 135.11(28) requiring administration of the Iowa youth
survey every two years to students in grades six, eight, and eleven
in Iowa’s public and nonpublic schools. I hereby direct the
Iowa Department of Public Health to provide guidance to Iowa’s
public and nonpublic schools regarding administration of the survey
in 2021.

POOL REGISTRATION FEES

SECTION EIGHT. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6), I
temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Administrative
Code rule 641-15.12(1), to the extent it requires a $25 penalty for
each month or fraction thereof that the registration for a swimming
pool or spa is not received by the Department of Public Health by
April 30 or the first business day thereafter if the pool is closed
during the month. I hereby direct the Department to issue a refund to
any owner having already paid a penalty under this rule for the
registration period that began on May 1, 2020.

IMPLEMENTATION AND INTERPRETATION

SECTION NINE. The Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa
Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa
Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Iowa
Department of Transportation, and other participating state agencies
continue to be directed to monitor the operation and implementation
of this proclamation to assure the public's health and safety.

SECTION TEN. In conjunction with the Department of Public
Health pursuant to Iowa Code §§ 29C.18 and 135.35, all peace
officers of the state continue to be called upon to assist in the
enforcement of the provisions of this Proclamation.

SECTION ELEVEN. Nothing contained in this declaration shall
be construed as an exemption from any other portion of the Iowa Code
or Iowa Administrative Code not specifically identified in this
proclamation.

SECTION TWELVE. The provisions of this proclamation shall be
effective immediately, unless otherwise noted. This proclamation
shall not be construed to otherwise modify the proclamations of April
27, 2020, May 6, 2020, or May 13, 2020. This state of public health
disaster emergency shall continue to expire on May 27, 2020, at 11:59
p.m., unless sooner terminated or extended in writing by me.





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