Governor Reynolds signs additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Sunday, March 22, 2020

DES MOINES — On March 20, Gov. Reynolds issued an additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration effective immediately providing additional regulatory relief to Iowans impacted by this public health disaster.  

The declaration relaxes a number of restrictions and regulations and provides relief from other statutes and state regulations:  

• Temporarily suspends collection of property taxes and penalties and interest.

• Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances.

• Extends expiration deadline for a permit to carry and a permit to acquire a firearm and additional measures.

• Permits the sale of carry-out, delivery, drive-thru of alcohol for unopened bottles of alcohol for bars and restaurants and suspends some fees.

• Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices.

• Suspends certain regulations to ease the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods on all highways in Iowa.

• The proclamation also allows related state agencies to implement the state’s public health emergency plan.

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