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Governor Kim Reynolds Recommends Iowa Schools Close For 4 Weeks

Sun 3-15-2020

(Des Moines)-- Governor Kim Reynolds late Sunday issued a statement RECOMMENDING Iowa schools close 4 weeks in an effort to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

The Governor said she's basing the recommendation on new information from the Iowa Department of Public Health, which earlier Sunday reported four new positive cases of the virus in the state. Two of the individuals are from Allamakee county; the third is from Johnson county and the fourth is from Polk county. Health officials say two of the four new infections are the result of community spread; the other two cases were from international travel. 

The Governor also today (Sunday) signed disaster proclamation which is an extension of one she issued on March 9th. It allows retailers that sell liquor, beer, wine, carbonated beverages and other beverages with an Iowa beverage deposit to stop accepting cans and bottles for the duration of the emergency.

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