While some COVID restrictions are being relaxed or eliminated at the Floyd County Courthouse in Charles City, others remain in place for the time being.
Last week, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a law effective immediately that prevents Iowa schools, cities and counties from requiring face masks. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to remove signage that read “masks required in this facility,” with the caveat there will still be some signs that request you, “please follow requirements for specific areas that you are visiting.” The latter applies to the courtroom which follows guidelines recently issued by the Iowa Court system that does not require face masks for fully-vaccinated people, however, face covering requirements remain in effect for unvaccinated people coming into the courtroom.
There were no changes to the infectious disease action plan and public water fountains at the courthouse will remain off. Supervisor Roy Schwickerath says he understands the concerns.
The supervisors also voted to end COVID screening criteria for visitors effective immediately.