Continued Executive Response
On Sunday, March 22, Governor Reynolds issued a third State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration that was effective immediately. The declaration provides additional mandatory closures as well as further regulatory relief to Iowans impacted by the COVID-19 public health disaster.
Below is a summary of the of the Governor’s proclamation. Her actions are authorized by Iowa Code Chapter 29C, Emergency Management and Security:
Continued Judicial Branch Response
Official statement from the Judicial Branch:
“Chief Justice Christensen is committed to providing essential services to Iowans and protecting the health and safety of judges and judicial branch staff during these challenging times. The Supreme Court has issued five supervisory orders so far plus guidance to juvenile court judges. Starting today, a summary of the modifications to court procedures and operations will be posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website so that all Iowans can be aware of the modifications made to court procedures and other judicial branch operations during this public health emergency. This will be updated weekly or as circumstances change.”
Iowans can access the Summary of Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations.