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April 27, 2020 5:15 PM

April 27: Governor’s New Proclamation Continues Restrictions for Dubuque County

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration until May 27. The proclamation loosens social distancing measures in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties effective Friday, May 1. Dubuque County is NOT included in those 77 counties. The proclamation continues other restrictions until 11:50 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

In the 77 counties, the proclamation permits restaurants, fitness centers, malls, libraries, race tracks, and certain other retail establishments to reopen in a limited fashion with public health measures in place. The counties that are NOT included in the eased restrictions are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Dallas, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Linn, Louisa, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, Washington, and Woodbury.

In addition, the proclamation lifts the statewide restriction on religious and spiritual gatherings so long as churches and other gathering hosts implement reasonable public health measures. This does apply to Dubuque County.

All other regulatory relief previously provided to affected Iowans is also extended until Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Read the full announcement at:

Watch the the video of today’s press conference at:

Board of Supervisors Work Session on COVID-19 Tonight
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session on COVID-19 at 6:15 p.m. this evening (Monday). The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube at:

Additional meeting information is available at:

April 27 Video Update
Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of today’s new case counts for the county and the state, a review of the Governor’s new proclamation, the possibility of a resurgence in the fall, and a reflection for healthcare providers and essential workers. Watch the video at:

Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Take the TestIowa Assessment at

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