Small businesses scramble

18 Mar 2020


“To stay or to go?”

That’s the question staff at PJ’s Deli are used to asking before the end of every transaction in the 34-year-old Newton restaurant.

Now, there’s no need to ask.

On Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, a response to COVID-19. The state will take “significant steps to require social distancing and limit community spread of the virus,” Reynolds said in a press release. Temporary measures have already been put in place.

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