CDC Updates Masking Guidance

On Friday, February 25, 2022 the CDC updated its masking guidance for public and private school systems. The CDC no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 community transmission. Order: Wearing of face masks while on conveyances...
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Budget Approval Process for Iowa’s Cities and Counties ~ 12-Step Checklist ~

By Attorney Jenna Bishop Sabroske As you work through your annual city or county budget approval process, attached is a 12-step checklist explaining key steps and deadlines in the budget process, originally prepared by Ahlers & Cooney following the Iowa Legislature’s enactment of changes to the budget process that went...
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Iowa’s Auditor of State Issues Best Practices Advisory to Governments Working with Non-Profits

By Attorneys Logan Brundage, Jason Comisky, Nathan Overberg, and Jenna H.B. Sabroske Iowa’s Auditor of State, Rob Sand, recently issued a ""Best Practices’ Advisory to Governments on Working with Non-Profits” that recommends approaches for ensuring a public purpose is served when directing public funds toward a private non-profit. The Auditor’s...
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Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Decision in The Arc of Iowa v. Reynolds

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in The Arc of Iowa, et al. v. Reynolds, et al., regarding the preliminary injunction previously issued by the federal District Court against enforcement of Iowa Code § 280.31. This statute generally prohibits schools from requiring...
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Federal Appellate Court Panel Lifts Stay of OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate

By Attorney Miriam Van Heukelem On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay issued by the 5th Circuit last month that temporarily delayed the implementation of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that requires employers with over 100 employees to adopt, implement, and...
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