Johnson County Extends Public Health Disaster Emergency
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors and Emergency Management Commission approved to continue the Declaration of the Public Health Disaster Emergency until Monday, May 31, 2021, or as long as Governor Kim Reynolds’ State Disaster Declaration remains in effect, whichever date is later. Gov. Reynolds’ most recent proclamation expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
The continuation of the disaster emergency also extends the date of the face covering/mask regulation for all of Johnson County which was approved by the Board of Supervisors at the Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 formal meeting. The resolution requires every person in Johnson County to wear a face covering/mask when in public settings indoors and outdoors when it is not possible to keep six feet away from others. Public settings include, but are not limited to stores, schools, public transportation, or other public settings that are not one’s place of residence or with people who do not live in the same household. It applies to all areas and municipalities in Johnson County unless a municipality previously issued a face covering/mask order.
The Centers for Disease Control continues to strongly recommend the continuation of COVID19 prevention measures. This includes practicing appropriate physical distancing whenever interacting with other persons, wearing face coverings in public and using increased hygiene practices to reduce the risk of transmission.