06-29-2020 | Blogs, Legal News

Governor Reynolds Extends Emergency Proclamation

By: BrownWinick

Iowa capitol building


On Thursday, June 25th, Governor Reynolds extended Iowa’s Emergency Proclamation. The Proclamation enacts certain requirements, restrictions, and/or relief in the following areas due to COVID-19 concerns:

  • Protection of Vulnerable Iowans
  • Reopening of Businesses and Establishments
  • Mass Gatherings
  • Nonessential or Elective Surgeries and Procedures
  • Dental Services
  • Mandatory Screening of Health Facility Staff
  • School Closures
  • Graduation Participation of Retired School Employees
  • School Start Date for 2020-2021 School Calendar
  • Private Instruction Requirements
  • Interscholastic Athletic Requirements
  • Regulatory Relief to Health Care System
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Therapeutic Substitution
  • Suspension of Involuntary Discharge for Nonpayment
  • County Hospital Borrowing
  • Professional Licensing Relief
  • Temporary Teacher Licensure
  • EMS Provider Training Regulatory Relief
  • County Attorney Debt Collection
  • Property Tax Payment Relief
  • Suspension of Tax Sales and Extension of Right of Redemption after Tax Sales
  • Extension of Tax-Deferred Savings Deadlines
  • Sales of Alcohol
  • Food Establishment Licensure Relief
  • Bottle and Can Redemption
  • Financial Relief
  • Interim Indigent Defense Fee Claims
  • Pool Registration Fees
  • Veterans Assistance
  • Veterans Staff Certification Training
  • School Ready Funding Limitation
  • Suspension of Paper Bidding Procedures
  • Electronic Search Warrant Returns of Service
  • Electronic Meetings and Hearings
  • In-Person Open Records Requests
  • Remote Notarization and Witnessing
  • Suspension of In-Person Foster Care Review
  • Suspension of In-Person Child Protection Interviews
  • Suspension of New Elevator Standards
  • Depopulation and Disposal of Livestock
  • Critical Trucking Operations
  • Motor Vehicle Licensing and Registration Relief
  • Weapons Permitting Procedures
  • Online Apprenticeship Instruction
  • High School Equivalency Testing
  • Community College Instruction Hours
  • Iowa Youth Survey
  • Other Regulatory Relief
  • Retired Public Disaster Responders
  • State Agency Operations

Notably, the Proclamation continues certain social distancing, hygiene, and public health measure requirements for public places such as bars, restaurants, fitness centers, casinos, and spas for another month. The extension of the Proclamation also gives property owners more time to pay property taxes. The extension for payment of property taxes without late fees or penalties is set to end on July 31, 2020.

If you have questions or concerns about how the Proclamation may impact you or your business, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your BrownWinick attorney.