Reynolds talks to media

Gov. Kim Reynolds in Rock Valley in June 2018.

REGIONAL—Gov. Kim Reynolds announced additional retail closures today (Thursday, March 26) as part of Iowa’s State Public Health Emergency Declaration, a measure aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus.

Starting at 10 p.m., the following retail establishments have to close until April 7:

  • Beauty/cosmetic/perfume stores
  • Bookstores
  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Furniture/home furnishing stores
  • Jewelry stores
  • Luggage stores
  • Shoe stores

There are more than 170 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Iowa, including two in N'West Iowa. Both of those cases are in Sioux County. Additionally, a student who attends Dordt University in Sioux Center also has tested positive for the virus.

Stay tuned to for further local updates on coronavirus: