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Pence to visit Iowa to discuss reopening religious services

May 5, 2020 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Iowa on Friday to meet with faith leaders to discuss reopening religious services to the public.

The visit comes a week after Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would lift restrictions on religious gatherings as long as they observe social distancing guidelines and increase sanitation efforts, the Des Moines Register reported.

Pence also plans to visit visit Hy-Vee’s headquarters to hold a roundtable discussion about securing the nation’s food supply.

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Hy-Vee, based in West Des Moines, announced Tuesday that it will impose sales limits on meat products because of worker shortages at meatpacking plants and increased consumer demand.