Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation on Friday lifting the state’s COVID mask and social distancing restrictions starting … Super Bowl Sunday.
The Des Moines Register reports: “A news release from Reynolds’ office did not explain why she is relaxing the restrictions. … The state reported another 804 confirmed cases Friday morning, and on Thursday the state surpassed the 5,000 deaths mark. Meanwhile, the coronavirus vaccine supply remains limited and in high demand, with Reynolds on Thursday saying Iowa ranks 47th in the nation in per capita vaccine distribution from the federal government and 46th in the rate of administering vaccines to residents.”
After Reynolds made the announcement, #COVIDKim trended on social media.