Governor Reynolds Orders Businesses Stay Closed Thru April 30th

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday ordered the closure of additional businesses and establishments through April 30 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The businesses include malls, social and fraternal clubs, bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades, amusement parks, libraries, museums, zoos, skating rinks and parks, outdoor and indoor playgrounds or children’s play centers, tobacco and vaping stores, race tracks, toy/gaming/music instruments/movie stores, and campgrounds. The closures are effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

“I know that I've asked a lot of Iowans over the course of the last month,” she said during a press conference. “And today, I'm asking more.” Reynolds on Monday said 78 more people have tested positive, for a total of 946 in 75 counties.

New cases reported Monday in the Iowa Quad-Cities include:

-Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

-Clinton County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Dubuque County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

-Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

-Jackson County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

-Louisa County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

-Muscatine County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

-Scott County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80), 1 elderly adult (81+)

There have been 10,653 negative cases to-date, the governor said. Ninety-nine people were hospitalized as of Monday night and 284 have recovered, Reynolds said. She said three more people have died, for a total of 25 statewide. The new deaths include an older Linn County resident and two elderly adults in Tama. “We've been anticipating that our numbers of COVID-19 cases would climb and last week we saw that happen,” Reynolds said. “We had an additional 444 cases and most importantly, unfortunately, we had an additional 16 deaths.” MORE FROM KWQC-TV 6 HERE

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