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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

Resumption of Certain Elective Surgeries and Procedures

On April 24, 2020, the Governor of Iowa announced that hospitals, outpatient surgery providers, or outpatient procedure providers may now conduct either (i) in-patient surgeries and procedures that, if further delayed, would pose a significant risk to quality of life, as well as (ii) any outpatient surgeries or procedures so long as the hospital or provider complies with several requirements announced by the Governor. Other than as expressly allowed by the Governor’s order, nonessential or elective surgeries and procedures remain prohibited. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor of Iowa

Dates Available

April 27, 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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