Mayor Bruce Teague has indefinitely extended the mask order that was originally put into place Aug. 19, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The extended order requires that every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering while in a public place when social distancing is not possible.
The extension order is effective at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021, until the order is rescinded.
Every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when in a public place as follows:
- In public, as opposed to being in one’s place of residence, when one cannot stay six (6) feet away from others
- Inside any indoor public settings, for example, but not limited to:
- Grocery stores
- Hardware stores
- Retail stores
- Restaurants and bars
- Public school buildings
- Government buildings
- University of Iowa academic buildings and business offices
- Houses of worship
- Movie theaters
- Outside, if keeping six feet away from others is not possible
- Using public transportation or private car service (including taxis, ride share, or carpooling)
To view the list of exemptions, read the entire order online. For more information on COVID-19, visit icgov.org/Coronavirus.