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On Nov. 22, The Iowa Standard told our readers about a website set up by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals for Iowans to report businesses and other Iowans for not following the COVID restrictions put in place.

We reached out with specific questions of the Department of Inspections and Appeals. Many of the questions went unanswered and remain unanswered to this day.

Here is what the website looked like:

However, the website now looks like this:

We noticed the website was taken down on Dec. 7. We emailed Iowa DIA asking who made that decision and if indeed the site had been removed.

Up to this point, we have not yet received a response.

While it can largely be seen as a positive, our story scheduled to publish at 1:15 p.m. today will reveal it isn’t quite over yet.

Author: Jacob Hall