Governor Kim Reynolds expanded the scope of businesses to be closed during the emergency declaration, while extending the closure window.
The last day of closures was originally March 31st but on Thursday, Reynolds extended that deadline to April 7th.
Newly added to the list of businesses the Governor ordered closed include book stores, clothing and shoe stores, jewelry, luggage, cosmetic, perfume and beauty supply stores, furniture stores, florists, and home furnishing stores.
The remaining businesses open now are just essential services, like grocery stores, gas/convenience stores, pharmacies, discount stores, household goods stores, hardware stores, transportation-related businesses, and restaurants that offer pickup and delivery service.
The new closures began at 10pm Thursday night.
The governor has also ordered all non-essential medical and dental procedures to be suspended starting today.
Complete information about the declaration can be found on governor.iowa.gov