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Associated Press Iowa Daybook for Friday, May. 01.
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 4:33 AM CDT
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Associated Press Iowa Daybook for Friday, May. 01.

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Friday, May. 01 Social distancing measures eased in most of Iowa - Social distancing measures loosened in 77 of Iowa's 99 counties, with restaurants, fitness centers, mall, libraries, racetracks, and certain other retail establishments allowed to reopen in a limited fashion with public health measures in place to try and contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The proclamation, signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on 27 Apr, also lifts the restriction on religious and spiritual gatherings so long as churches and other gathering hosts implement reasonable public health measures, and encourages all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65 in all counties, to continue to limit their activities outside of their home * Other restrictions in the state remain in place through at least 15 May, with the State Public Health Emergency Declaration in place through at least 27 May


Contacts: Pat Garrett, Iowa Governor communications, 1 515 802 0986


Friday, May. 01 State AGs discuss coronavirus in #AsktheAG Twitter event - #AsktheAG Twitter event, offering citizens the change to engage with their attorneys general regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Participating AGs include: Maura Healey (Massachusetts), Letitia James (New York), Dave Yost (Ohio), Kathy Jennings (Delaware), T.J. Donovan (Vermont), and Peter Neronha (Rhode Island) (all 12:00 PM EDT); Leslie Rutledge (Arkansas), Tom Miller (Iowa), Josh Kaul (Wisconsin), Jason Ravnsborg (South Dakota), and Keith Ellison (Minnesota) (all 12:00 PM CDT); Tim Fox (Montana) (12:00 PM MDT); Bob Ferguson (Washington state), and Xavier Becerra (California) (both 12:00 PM PDT); Kevin Clarkson (Alaska) (12:00 PM AKDT); Patrick Morrisey (West Virginia), William Tong (Connecticut), and Josh Stein (North Carolina) (all 1:00 PM EDT); Phil Weiser (Colorado) (1:00 PM MDT); and Karl Racine (Washington, DC) and Christopher Carr (Georgia) (both 2:00 PM EDT)

Weblinks:,, #AskTheAG

Contacts: Allison Gilmore, NAAG communications,, 1 202 326 6047

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