Governor announces openings of some attractions

May 21
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Wednesday at the movie theaters, zoos, aquariums and swimming pools are among venues that are allowed to reopen starting this Friday.
Bars will be allowed to reopen beginning Thursday, May 28. Like restaurants, they will be allowed to operate at only 50 percent capacity with social distancing measures in place. Farmers markets have been allowed to open for several weeks.
Reynolds also announced that restrooms, showers and cabins at public campgrounds will allowed to be open in advance of the Memorial Day holiday, but playgrounds at campgrounds and state, county and city parks will remain closed.
The Humota Theater in Humboldt has announced that it will continue it curbside popcorn sales on Saturdays through the next two weeks. They will be selling popcorn on Saturday, May 23 from 2-7 p.m. for $5 for a large popcorn with a limit of two per vehicle, cash or local check for the amount only.
Reynolds' announcement regarding pools said that structured lap swimming and swimming lessons could be allowed, but not public swimming. Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken reported Thursday that the city has not made a determination on opening the pool.

Arts Festival cancelled
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Humboldt Area Arts Council has announced that this year’s 14th annual Arts Festival has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Humboldt County Historical Museum grounds in Dakota City.
The organization thanks its members and the community for its support and looks forward to having a community event sometime later in the summer if conditions allow.

HCMH agrees to postpone golf outing
The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) Foundation is sorely disappointed it will be postponing the 2020 Founder’s Golf Outing, the organization is hopeful that it may be able to reschedule this event before the course closes for the year.
The funds raised at the annual Founder’s Golf Outing are crucial. All donations made to the HCMH Foundation help the hospital purchase equipment to provide the best care for our community.
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