Iowa governor lifts 50% capacity limit on businesses, senior centers and swimming pools allowed to reopen


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday she is further relaxing restrictions and allowing businesses to reopen in more capacities.

During a news conference, Gov. Reynolds announced effective Friday, June 12 the 50% capacity limit currently in place for Iowa businesses will be lifted.

Reynolds said certain businesses such as restaurants, bars and theaters will still be required to maintain social distancing measures.

“Eliminating the capacity restrictions will allow businesses the flexibility to adjust their specific operations accordingly, to best meet the needs of their employees and customers,” said Gov. Reynolds.



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