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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The extension order is effective at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021, until the order is rescinded.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
    • Pharmacies
    • 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)

Author: Press Release