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Main Street Fort Dodge, City of Fort Dodge, Webster County, and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance aim to keep our citizens and our business community safe and healthy.
If your place of business requires masks to be worn by individuals who enter your business, we encourage you to use the sign below to communicate that message. Our goal is to create a consistent and unified message and to assist businesses in following the updated guidance from Governor Reynolds.
Governor Reynolds Mandates Additional Restrictions
for Hospitality and other Businesses
November 17, 2020 - December 10, 2020
Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new Public Health proclamation that includes several additional restrictions to those already in place for hospitality venues.
The proclamation requires that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn.
The new proclamation also limits indoor social, community, business and leisure gatherings or events to 15 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30. This includes wedding and funeral receptions, family gatherings and conventions. But it does not restrict gatherings that occur in the workplace as part of normal daily business or government operations.
Restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls, bingo halls, and indoor playgrounds are required to close at 10 p.m. and cannot host private gatherings of more than 15 people. Masks must be worn by staff who have direct contact with customers, and customers must wear masks when they are not seated at their table to eat or drink. The proclamation also requires masks inside casinos.
The new proclamation will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. The Iowa Restaurant Association has requested an updated FAQ document of the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals and will forward the clarifications once they are received.
Enforcement and education efforts from the Iowa ABD and Iowa DIA will continue through December 10, 2020 as well.
Main Street Fort Dodge and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance considers the health and safety of our employees and their families our priority.
Our office is open by appointment only. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice. We will continue to update the public with any changes and share business information and the latest resources.
If you need to contact our director,
you can call the office at 515-573-3172.