Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation on May 6, 2020, regarding COVID-19. In accordance with this proclamation, the following orders will now in be in place in Cedar Falls effective 5:00 AM on May 8, 2020:
Restaurants and bars, swimming pools, salons, barbershops, libraries, and race tracks will remain closed through May 15 in accordance with the previous proclamation issued April 27, 2020.
Additionally, theaters, casinos and other gaming facilities, social and fraternal clubs, senior citizen centers and adult daycare facilities, amusements (such as bingo, pool, bowling, arcades, amusement parks), museums, aquariums, zoos, skating rinks and skate parks, playgrounds, tattoo establishments, and massage therapy establishments are all to remain closed. Door-to-door sales remain prohibited.
Mass gatherings of more than 10 people for purposes of social, community, recreational, leisure and sporting purposes remain prohibited except for church, farmers markets and some auctions; certain restrictions apply and reasonable precautions are required for such allowed gatherings.
View the full proclamation by Governor Reynolds at https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Proclamation%20of%20Disaster%20Emergency%20-%202020.05.06.pdf.
The City continues to highly encourage residents to wear masks when out in the public as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have validated that a mask will help considerably in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The City also reminds the community to practice frequent handwashing, disinfection of surfaces, and abide by social distancing guidelines by keeping at least six feet away from others.
City staff will continue to work with the Iowa Department of Health and Black Hawk County Health Department to keep the community safe and informed. Stay updated by following the City of Cedar Falls on Facebook and Twitter (@citycf) and online at www.cedarfalls.com/prepare.