Governor Reynolds Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions

Date: November 17, 2020

New Restrictions Could Impact Your Small Business

Governor Reynolds announced new COVID-19 restrictions on November 16th. To view a summary of enhanced mitigation measures, click here.

Summary of enhanced public health measures

Effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:01 a.m. until Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Mask Use: Indoor spaces open to the public and state executive branch buildings.
• Masks required when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer with certain exceptions.

Gathering restrictions: Social, community, business, or leisure gatherings.
• No more than 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors.
• Restrictions apply to wedding receptions, family gatherings, conventions, and other non-essential gatherings but do not apply to gatherings that occur during the ordinary course of business or government.

Sporting and recreational events: Youth and adult group sporting and recreational gathering are prohibited except for high school, college, and professional sports.

High school sports and extracurriculars: Sporting, recreational, and extracurricular events.
• Only two spectators permitted for each high school athlete, performer or competitor, and must wear a mask and maintain 6 feet distance from other spectators.
• Students can be closer than six feet and are not required to wear masks.

Restaurants and bars: Restaurant or bar, including a wedding reception venue, winery, brewery, distillery, country club, or other social or fraternal club.
• Closed to in-person services at 10 p.m.
• No bar seating.
• Masks required when not seated (while playing games, dancing, etc.).
• Six feet distancing between groups.
• Groups limited to eight people unless larger group is all same household.
• Seated when eating or drinking and limit congregating.

Fitness centers: Fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms.
• Group fitness activities are prohibited.

Casinos and gaming facilities: Masks required except when seated to eat or drink.

Closer/prolonged contact establishments: Bowling alleys, pool halls, bingo halls, arcades, indoor playgrounds, children’s play centers.
• Closed to in-person services at 10 p.m.
• Mask required when not seated to eat or drink.
• Ensure that groups and individuals are six feet apart at establishment.
• Groups limited to eight people unless larger group is all same household.

Non-essential/elective surgeries: A hospital must reduce its inpatient, non-essential surgeries to a level that uses at least 50% fewer beds than it did on average during September.


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