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Complaint filed on a Johnson County business for violations of emergency public health disaster proclamation

A sign sits in a downtown Iowa City bar on Sunday, September 4th, 2020 that notes masks are...
A sign sits in a downtown Iowa City bar on Sunday, September 4th, 2020 that notes masks are required for entry.(Aaron Hosman)
Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM CDT
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ANKENY, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today that it has filed a hearing complaint on a Johnson County business for violations of Governor Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation. 

A hearing complaint has been filed on Players in Iowa City for failing to comply with the Governor’s October 16 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; failing to limit patrons from congregating together closer than six feet; failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their beverages; and/or failing to implement reasonable measures for increased hygiene practices.

The hearing complaint can be viewed here. The licensee faces a civil penalty for their violations and has the right to a hearing. 

ABD continues to actively enforce compliance with Governor Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation.

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