Iowa Restaurant Association Letter to Governor Reynolds

On Friday August 28th, the Iowa Restaurant Association sent the letter below to the Governor’s Office in response to the blanket closures of bars and service limits imposed on restaurants in 6 Iowa counties. The letter was also signed by hospitality owners/operators from across the state representing more than 150 establishments. Several industry associations also signed on to the letter including the Iowa Brewers Guild and Iowa Winegrowers Association. A draft version has made its way into the public via several media sources, so leaders of the IRA felt it was important the final version be made available to industry. Any owner/operator who would like to add their name, business(es), and city to the signature of the letter for any future distribution may send an email to