Gov. Reynolds Allows Iowa Bars To Sell Unopened Alcohol As Carryout Item
On Friday (3/20) Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa has issued an additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration effective immediately.
This declaration will provide additional regulatory relief to Iowans impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The declaration temporarily lifts a number of restrictions and regulations and provides relief from other statutes and state regulations. See the bullet points of the declaration below:
- Temporarily suspends collection of property taxes and penalties and interest
- Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances
- Extends expiration deadline for a permit to carry and a permit to acquire a firearm and additional measures
- Permits the sale of carry-out, delivery, drive-thru of alcohol for unopened bottles of alcohol for bars and restaurants and suspends some fees
- Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices
- Suspends certain regulations to ease the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods on all highways in Iowa
- The proclamation also allows related state agencies to implement the state’s public health emergency plan