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Doctors Urge Governor Reynolds To Issue Mask Mandate

From Radio Iowa – Physicians from around the state gathered on the Iowa Capitol steps this weekend to call on Governor Reynolds to either issue a statewide mask mandate — or at least allow local officials to require face coverings in public places.Austin Baeth, an internal medicine doctor from Des Moines, says Iowa is one of only two states in the country without a public policy on masks.

 

The  Iowa Public Health Association’s Lina Tucker-Reinders  says too many Iowans are not wearing a mask in public.

 

Last Thursday, Reynolds said a lot of the states with a mask mandate aren’t enforcing it.

 

Governor Reynolds says she’ll continue with a public service campaign encouraging Iowans to “mask up” as an effective way to slow the spread of Covid-19, but she says while medical professionals say mask use is effective, there are people who “would tell you just the opposite.”


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