Stiffer Penalties In Store For Iowa Restaurants And Bars That Don’t Comply With Physical Distancing Guidelines

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division issued a warning today (Thursday), saying they will enhance enforcement at bars and restaurants that are not complying with physical distancing guidelines. In a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol, patrons must be seated to be served, they will not be allowed to roam and there must be at least six feet between customers or they will face a $1,000 fine for the first offense. Businesses serving food and not alcohol must also enforce the safe distancing measures or they will get a warning for the first offense. If either of these types of businesses amass three offenses, the division will revoke their operating license.

~Information courtesy of Radio Iowa