Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she will eliminate COVID-related limits on spectators at sports and recreational events, starting Friday.
That includes high school events, which have been limited to the student athletes immediate household members since mid-December.
The state had limited crowds at sports and recreational gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an updated proclamation, Reynolds extended other measures until Feb. 6. Notably, Iowans age 2 and over must wear masks in indoor public spaces when they are unable to remain at least 6 feet apart for 15 minutes or more.
Reynolds said she continues to recommend that high-risk groups stay home as much as possible. She encouraged all Iowans to avoid events where safety measures aren’t being followed. Those include weddings, funerals, parties and indoor entertainment and indoor sports events.