DES MOINES - Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 2408, legislation that creates emergency measures and supplemental appropriations for key government services to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

β€œEvery Iowan has a role to play in limiting and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. These measures will fund core services and also give schools the flexibility to keep their students safe.” said Gov. Reynolds. β€œI appreciate lawmakers working together on legislation that funds key government services and additional emergency measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.”

SF 2408 Supplemental appropriations and emergency measurers 

  • Supplemental appropriations for Medicaid ($88.98 million) 
  • Supplemental appropriations other health programs ($1.8 million) 
  • Supplemental appropriations for state hygienic lab ($525,000). 
  • Limits some standing appropriations (non-public school transportation, instructional support, AEA funding). 
  • Requires DOM and the LSA to review FY 2020 appropriations and to make appropriations for the first two months of FY 2021. 
  • Transfers: Includes exemptions from transfer rules. EEF: Makes emergency appropriations from the EEF of up to 10% to the DOM for purposes approved by the Governor, through August 31. Includes various repeal dates. Schools: Authorizes the Governor to waive school instructional time requirements for schools that close due to the COVID-19 virus.

SF 2408 can be viewed here

Governor Kim Reynolds held a press conference yesterday to provide an update to the state of Iowa on current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) mitigation efforts. That press conference can be viewed in its entirety, here