A new proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds allows additional businesses to open Friday.
The governor announced Wednesday afternoon dental services can resume and campgrounds, drive-in theaters, tanning facilities and other businesses may reopen statewide if they meet certain requirements.
Businesses were ordered to shut down in March to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
An earlier proclamation allowed some retail businesses and restaurants to open with restrictions May 1 in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Some businesses will now be allowed to reopen in the remaining 22 counties hit hardest by COVID-19.
Schools, hair salons and barbershops remain closed statewide. Restaurants and other businesses in 77 counties have reopened with limitations. In the other 22 counties, restaurants can provide carryout’s and delivery only.
The proclamation also will allow schools to begin classes prior to August 23 as long as those days are in addition to the 180 days or 1,080 hours of instructional time already required by law.