Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With Iowa hospitals filling up and schools closing classrooms, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a statewide mask mandate and enacted a limited version of one.

A proclamation signed by the governor requires everyone 2 or older must wear masks when in indoor public spaces.

Reynolds also limited many indoor gatherings to no more than 15 people and outdoor gatherings to 30, including family get-togethers.

Bars and restaurants cannot stay open for in-person service past 10 p.m.

And she suspended all youth and adult sports and recreational activities, except for high school, college and professional sports.

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