Covid-19 Archive - MedQ


Support MedQ Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking to make masks for hospitals and clincis in the MedQ? See this post for more information!

Restaurants can now open at their discretion to 50% capacity for health and safety reasons. Every industry, from restaurants and bars to shops and services, are feeling the impacts of this unprecedented event. You can support local by dining in, ordering carry out, or grabbing a gift card from your favorites. Please know that this is a fluid situation and it is recommended to call ahead.

Updated 05/18/20


Caribou Coffee (Inside Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa) – (319) 365-1694 or
Hours: M-F 7:30A – 4:30P
Carry out only, Gift cards available online

Crab Attack Cajun Seafood Shack – (319) 363-1175 or Facebook DM
Pick-up Hours: Mon-Thurs. 1 – 7P, Fri-Sat. 1 – 8P, Sun 12 – 6P
Curbside Pick-up Only

Kathy’s Pies – (319) 362-5216 or
Hours: M-F 7A – 5P, Sat 8A – 1P
Carry out only, curbside pick-up if pre-paid
Delivery by Grubhub, Uber Eats, My Town To Go, etc. Will deliver for free with a $20 minimum order. Gift cards available at

Moniker 86 Social Club – (319) 200-8686
Closed until further notice
Gift cards available on Facebook

Phong Lan Vietnamese – (319) 365-5784 or
Hours: M-Sat 11A – 9P
Carry out only

Riley’s Cafe – (319) 777-9778 or
Hours:8A – 1P
Carry out or curbside pickup, delivery by Grubhub and Uber Eats available
Gift cards available in store

Taco Bell – (319) 366-0123 or
Hours: Sun-Wed 10A – 10P, Thu-Sat 10A – 12A
Drive through or online
Delivery by Grubhub available
Gift cards available online

Via Sofia’s Italian Kitchen – (319) 362-9667 or
Hours: Daily 11A – 9P
Carry out or curbside pickup, Delivery by Door Dash, My Town 2 Go and Uber Eats available
Gift cards available in store


All-American Bullion & Coins(319) 409-5014
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30A – 6P, Tue/Thu/Sat 9:30A – 4P

The Art Cellar (319) 364-0506
By Appointment Only

Gilded Pear Gallery(319) 366-0205
By Appointment Only
Gift cards available by phone

Jeff Jones Furniture – (319) 363-6000 or
Hours: Mon & Thurs. 10A – 7P, Tues, Fri, Sat. 10A – 5P, Wed. 10A – 3P
Appointments available

Saigon Market (319) 363-2900
Hours: Daily 12P – 5P
No delivery available


Bank of the West(319) 366-1851
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30A – 4P, Sat 9A – 12P
Drive through only, appointments available by arrangement

Better Business Bureau 1-800-222-1600
By appointment only
No walk-ins, no face-to-face meetings

Citywide Cleaners(319) 364-6131
Hours: Mon, Tues, & Fri 10A – 6P, Sat 9A – 12P
Gift Cards Available, contact or shop for gift cards online!

Drive through only
Delivery available

Firestone Complete Auto Care(319) 536-1560
Hours: Mon-Sat 8A – 4P
Night drop box available

Prince Albert Tuxedos – (319) 393-4298
Hours: Mon,Tues & Fri. 10A-6P, Sat. 9A – 2P
Gift Cards Available, contact

Latest COVID-19 News

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Opens West Entrance

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital’s West Entrance has reopened to patients and visitors daily from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. This main entrance will be staffed by screeners, who will check temperatures and briefly ask a few health questions. Limited visitor restrictions still apply and anyone entering the hospital will be required to wear a mask,… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Seeks Masks and Material Donations

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is in need of additional homemade masks for patients and visitors coming to the hospital and for patients who are coming for clinic and urgent care visits. If you are unable to sew, UnityPoint is also seeking material and elastic donations. Donations are being accepted at the St. Luke’s Foundation… Read more →

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Extending Building Hours

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) is extending building hours to better spread appointments apart in compliance with social distancing recommendations after the state of Iowa’s go-ahead to resume elective surgeries and procedures. As of today, PCI’s campus buildings are open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and all services are fully available. PCI staff will continue to… Read more →

UnityPoint Health requests all patients begin wearing masks or face coverings – Patients, visitors encouraged to bring their own masks

To help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our communities, UnityPoint Health is requesting everyone who enters our hospitals, clinics and facilities to wear masks or face coverings. Starting Wednesday, May 6, staff, patients and visitors will be encouraged to wear their own personal cloth mask or face covering upon entering a UnityPoint Health facility.… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists Release Joint Statement

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced last week that health systems may begin working to resume some elective surgeries and procedures. Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists do not yet have definitive timelines to share for our community.  We can tell you, however,  that we are… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Introduces Virtual Scheduled Care

UnityPoint Health has introduced Virtual Scheduled Care, which allows certain patients to hold virtual appointments with providers. Interested patients can call their local clinic and request a virtual appointment. The health system is also offering its Virtual Urgent Care service at no cost through April 30. To access Virtual Urgent Care, visit Neither service… Read more →

2020 PCI Art Show & Sale Postponed

The 2020 PCI Art Show & Sale, originally scheduled for June 13, is tentatively postponed until Saturday, Aug. 1. We will re-evaluate the ongoing COVID-19 situation as we get closer to the new date and determine if we will be able to hold a show in 2020. The show will not function under the original… Read more →

PCI Makes Telemedicine and Curbside Appointments Available

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is now making telemedicine and curbside appointments available to those who rely on PCI for primary and specialty care. Curbside services are offered at PCI Primary Care and Walk In Care, located in Medical Pavilion 2, 275 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Patients with respiratory symptoms, or those who do not… Read more →

Gems of Hope: “Let’s Make Some Masks!”

FRIENDS! We are asking for all our sewing masters and novices to help us make masks for our community! Gems of Hope works hard to inspire hope in cancer patients and their families. Today, we are asking for your help to expand our mission to inspire HOPE in our community through much-needed fabric masks. We… Read more →

Mercy Opens Second Clinic Dedicated to Respiratory Illness

CEDAR RAPIDS (April 6, 2020) – Starting April 6, Mercy is establishing a second dedicated location to care for patients with respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Patients needing appointments or testing for respiratory illness – such as a cough, difficulty breathing, fever and runny nose – will be directed by their medical provider to either the… Read more →