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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office initially announced that all property tax collections would be suspended during the public health emergency. However, the public notice has been amended to note that only penalties and interest for property tax payments will be suspended.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has suspended collection of property taxes, limited landlords' options to order evictions and permits "carry-out, delivery (or) drive-thru" sales of alcohol in the midst of a viral pandemic.

Reynolds issued the public health emergency declaration this morning in response to the continued outbreak of COVID-19, a coronavirus that can cause serious respiratory illness. The first case in Dubuque County was confirmed Thursday.

The declaration:

Temporarily suspends accumulation of penalties and interest related to overdue property taxes

Suspends some evictions at rental properties

Extends the expiration deadline for a permit to carry or acquire a firearm

Permits carry-out, delivery or drive-thru sales of unopened bottles of alcohol by bars and restaurants

Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means

Suspends certain regulations to allow easier transport of essential supplies