On May 26, Governor Kim Reynolds extended her existing disaster proclamation through June 25, but also announced more businesses are able to reopen. Reynolds said these places will be allowed to open on June 1st.

Some of those places include, speedways, bowling alleys, theme parks and outdoor performance venues. Arcades and casinos can reopen as well, all at 50% capacity.

Of course what that means for us is that while concert venues in Illinois might still be closed, there could be an opening now to get some outdoor concerts going in Iowa.  We're on it.

The governor also went on to announce that sports gatherings of more than ten people may resume, as long as proper social distancing is practiced. Reynolds also stated,

“Groups and individuals attending the gatherings must maintain 6 feet social distancing, and venues are limited to 50% or normal operating capacity, or the level necessary to maintain adequate distancing.”

Other business not mentioned will remain closed until at least June 17. It should also be noted that when bars reopen on May 28th, they will be allowed to have live music. Seating groups in restaurants can expand from 6 to 10.

According to KWQC more than 28,000 Iowans were tested last week and Friday was the highest testing day to date with 2,114 people tested, with 102 new confirmed cases and an additional 10 deaths over the last 24-hours.

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