Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” On Friday, April 25 from 1:30 p.m. â€“ 3:30 p.m. Futureâ€™s Unlimited along with Sumner Mental Health Center, Wellington Police Department, Wellington Fire/EMS, Sumner County Emergency Management, Sumner Regional Medical Center and Sumner County Emergency Communications (E-911) will participate in a Mock Disaster training drill. There will be emergency vehicles and personnel around the FUTURES campus that afternoon, and the public is being advised not to become concerned if traveling along North â€œAâ€ street in Wellington. This training will help emergency responders and FUTURES personnel be better prepared for different types of disasters/emergencies.
DES MOINES — A state agency will take “additional steps” to enforce social distancing in Iowa bars and restaurants and that includes shutting a business down for violations.The announcement from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division includes a warning from its director that businesses need to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and bars and restaurants that choose not to will face consequences.Businesses are to provide six-feet of social distancing between customers’ tables and patrons cannot roam, but must be seated to be served. A bar or restaurant that serves liquor faces a $1000 fine on a first offense; a business that just serves food will first get a warning. On a third offense, the state will revoke the operating license for the bar or restaurant.