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Reynolds signs proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation Sunday continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation includes additional mandatory closures, relaxes certain restrictions to promote additional social distancing and provides regulatory relief to Iowa health care industries, among other actions outlined in the proclamation below. 

The proclamation closes the following from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March, 31, 2020: Salons, medical spas, barbershops, tattoo establishments, tanning facilities, massage therapy establishments and swimming pools. 

To assist Iowans further, it suspends all foreclosures on residential, commercial and agricultural real property. 

The proclamation also provides professional licensing relief to remove barriers who want to step up and serve in medical professions and to prevent the expiration of professional licenses during the disaster.  

To promote further social distancing, the declaration suspends in-person requirements for various activities. 

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