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More Businesses Allowed to Reopen ; Restrictions Lifted

May 26, 2020 1:07pm

Governor Kim Reynolds is removing more pandemic-related restrictions. Casinos, amusement parks and bowling alleys may reopen June 1st -- but at 50 percent capacity.

Last week, Reynolds announced bars, breweries and wineries will be able to reopen Thursday at 50 percent capacity. Today (Tuesday), she announced both bars AND restaurants may allow groups of up to ten to sit together, starting Thursday. The previous limit had been six at a booth or table.

Many of the governor's sports-related limitations -- on practices, games, and competitions -- are also being lifted on June 1st. There can be spectators, but Reynolds says social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Reynolds says she's setting up a call with the Iowa State Fair Board this week to discuss their plans for the 2020 State Fair, which is currently scheduled to begin August 13th.