Public Health and Government
Gov. Kim Reynolds
 signed a new proclamation continuing the state public health emergency declaration, allowing bars and restaurants to provide carryout or delivery of alcoholic beverages until April 7. It also authorizes the sale of mixed drinks and cocktails for carryout or delivery, the governor’s office said in a statement.

More than 120 Iowa Guard members providing support statewide
Approximately 75 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers from the 734th Regional Support Group based at Camp Dodge in Johnston were activated on March 27 to assist with COVID-19 response efforts in the state. As of Friday, more than 120 soldiers and airmen were on duty supporting a variety of COVID-19 response missions across the state, among them soldiers with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Camp Dodge, and the 1133rd Transportation Company out of Mason City to provide additional logistical and transportation assets. In addition, eight soldiers from the 186th Military Police Company out of Camp Dodge delivered and assembled two tents to the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System in Des Moines. The tents will be used to help screen those entering the hospital for COVID-19. Last week, the Iowa National Guard delivered 166 pallets of vital medical personal protective equipment to more than 75 counties across the state.