Iowa Legislation

The Iowa Legislature passed COVID-19 employer immunity in SF 2338 which retro dates back to January 1 2020 and is in effect until COVID-19 is eliminated.  It provides protection from lawsuits if the business was in substantial compliance with federal or state regulations, orders or guidance. 

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Opportunity to Reopen on Friday May 22

Governor Kim Reynolds announced at her press conference May 20 that museums, zoos and aquariums could re-open on Friday May 22.  Information on safe reopening here.

Lifts 50% capacity Limitation

On June 12, 2020, Gov. Reynolds lifted the limitation of 50% operating capacity that had been placed on Iowa businesses.  Responsible social distancing and public health measures are still required.  You can find information on reopening here.

IMA Opportunities

Friday Morning Colleague Conversations

Join colleagues for conversation and distance networking each Friday at 9:00 a.m.  via Zoom.

If you have not used Zoom before, you will find helpful information here.


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Iowa Resources

Iowa Governor Reynolds

Governor Kim Reynold's orders and response can be found here.

Iowa Economic Development Small Business Relief Grant Program & Tax Deferral

Information can be found hereBusiness Recovery Assistance here.

Community Foundation Resources

Most local community foundations have a disaster fund.  Reach out to your local and county funders to inquire about disaster funding and grants.  Find your community foundation here.

Department of Cultural Affairs

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is posting resources here.  There is a link to the DCA and Iowa Workforce Development COVID-19 & CARES Act Update video here.

Department of Cultural Affairs Iowa Arts and Culture Emergency Relief Fund

Iowa Nonprofit Resources Center -


Iowa Workforce Development

Federal Resources

June 2020 Updated legislation Paycheck Protection Program

Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act deadline passed.

National Endowment for the Humanities
deadline passed.

National Endowment for the Arts
deadline passed.

Emergency Paid Sick or Family Leave Legislation HR 6201.

Small Business Administration. Learn more here.  CARES Act Payroll Protection SBA Loan FORM

Small Business Association Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus. Accepting new applications to EIDL program.

National Council for Nonprofits - Resources here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Resources here.

Resources for Museums with regard to COVID-19/coronavirus