On Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, the Governor issued a new order mandating that masks be worn in all indoor spaces open to the public starting at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

The mandate will be effective until Dec. 11, 2020. This measure comes as Johnson County and Iowa as a whole experiences a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. 

Along with the mask order, the Governor issued several other mitigation efforts, including:

  • Prohibiting indoor gatherings of more than 15 people.
  • Prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people. 
  • Closing restaurants and bars for indoor services at 10 p.m.

High school sports have not been prohibited, but the Governor announced several new measures for such events. To read the entire declaration, visit the Governor's website.

The City's face covering mandate remains in-place, and can be read online. For more information about COVID-19 and the City, visit our COVID-19 resources website. 

Date of publication

Monday, November 16, 2020