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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Iowa, we recommend that you visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website or IA Source Link's guidance on financial assistance for businesses.

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Description of Program and Relief

Exemption of Some Farmers Markets from Prohibition on Mass Gatherings

On April 24, 2020, the Governor of Iowa announced that some farmers markets will be excepted from prohibitions on mass gatherings. To qualify for the exception, farmers markets must comply with product, spatial, and occupancy requirements and limitations as announced by the Governor. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor of Iowa

Dates Available

April 24, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility requirements are available here.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For more information contact the Office of the Governor of Iowa at (515) 281-5211 or

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