Latest COVID Related News & Updates

Paycheck Protection Program Changes

Last night, the US Senate passed the House’s version (HR7010) of updates to the Paycheck Protection Program. With respect to PPP loans, HR 7010 does the following: Creates a floor of 5 years for loan maturity. Extends the covered period for obtaining and using a loan...

Iowa Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Program

Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing housing hardships. This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of...

Governor Reynolds Relaxes Additional Restrictions

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously stated, bars, wineries, distilleries, and social clubs may reopen May 28th with the same public health measures as restaurants. In...

Additional Businesses to Reopen May 22nd

Today the Governor announced additional openings that will impact movie theaters, museums, wedding venues, auctions, and swimming pools effective at 5 am on Friday, May 22, 2020. The governor sited that the additional business reopening were made possible with...

Considerations if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

Businesses across Iowa (and the country) are facing similar challenges related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  One predominate recurring question is what to do if one of your employees contracts COVID-19.  As the virus continues to spread across the states,...

Webinar – State of the Community: Preparing for Re-opening

Local business leaders, public health experts, and legal experts discuss approaches for safely re-opening businesses in Johnson County.    View webinar here. Panelists: Dan Blum // Co-Owner, 30 Hop Coralville Joni Schrup // Owner, Discerning Eye Optical Jaclyn...

Proclamation: Reopening of Businesses & Establishments Statewide

The Governor announced a new proclamation today that permits additional businesses to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, and libraries, to reopen in...

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