Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an emergency declaration today concerning COVID-19.
She ordered restaurants, bars, fitness centers, theaters and casinos to close for two weeks as part of a public health emergency plan designed to ease the community spread of the illness.
Reynolds also prohibited mass gatherings and events of more than 10 people including parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.
Senior citizen centers and adult day care facilities have been closed.
The closures are intended to last through March 31.