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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds orders additional types of businesses to close

Posted: Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:30 PM

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds at her Thursday afternoon news conference announced she is expanding the list of types of businesses she's ordering to close because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Several parts of her announcement will affect Decorah businesses:

--She ordered the closure of clothing and shoe stores; jewelry stores; bookstores; furniture stores; florists; home furnishing stores; luggage stores; and cosmetic, perfume and beauty supply stores.  (Note: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristina Wiltgen says, "I received notice this morning that ALL businesses mandated to close yesterday can still offer curbside/delivery/or other online options for customers. The physical facility must remain closed to the public.")

--The closures of restaurants and bars has been extended an additional week to April 7th.

--All elective dental procedures including hygienic, orthodontic or cosmetic procedures are suspended. all non-essential and elective surgeries that can be delayed without "undue risk to patients" are suspended.