Dallas County bars to reopen at 5 p.m. Wednesday

All bars, breweries and nightclubs in Dallas County will reopen at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the order of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The order reverses part of Reynolds’ Aug. 27 anti-virus lock down also applies to similar venues in Polk, Linn, and Black Hawk counties.

The lock down remains in effect in Johnson and Story counties.

The governor’s order, issued Tuesday, also removes the restrictions on hours that alcohol may be sold in restaurants in the three counties and clarifies the social distancing requirements that apply to bars and restaurants throughout the state.

Reynolds continues to strongly encourage all Iowans age two or older to wear a mask or other face covering when in public settings, especially in circumstances when it is not possible to remain six feet away from others outside their household, unless it is unsafe to do so because of health or disability.