Mayor Bruce Teague has issued an order that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant, every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering when in a public space.
The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The order will expire on Sept. 30, 2021, unless otherwise extended.
The Mayor has also issued a proclamation of Civil Emergency due to the growing risk of the Delta variant.
The full order and proclamation can be read online: www.icgov.org/news/mayor-issues-new-mask-order-city-iowa-city
Following the latest guidance from the Johnson County Public Health Department, the City of Iowa City will now require all visitors to City facilities to wear a mask while inside the building. The new guidance comes as a protective measure against the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout Iowa.
The City facility masking requirement will take effect Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance to help slow the spread of the Delta variant. The CDC recommended that those in areas of substantial or high transmission wear masks while indoors in public, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
Intersection of Scott Blvd & Muscatine closed beginning July 27. Learn more: https://www.icgov.org/news/intersection-scott-blvd-muscatine-closed-begi...