Des Moines’ mask mandate remains despite Gov. Kim Reynolds lifting Iowa mandates
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie announced the city’s mask mandate, which went into effect Aug. 26, will remain in place despite Gov. Kim Reynolds lifting the state’s mask and social distancing requirements.
Starting Sunday, Iowa’s limited mask requirements, along with the social distancing requirements and other COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for businesses and social gatherings, will be lifted, Reynolds announced Friday.
For example, social distancing will no longer be mandated in bars, restaurants, casinos, fitness centers and other establishments, as well as at social gatherings and sporting events.
A news release from Reynolds’ office did not explain why she is relaxing the restrictions.