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Updated 10/14/20

Restaurants

Restaurants are now restricted to limited seating capacity, social distancing and additional safety measures such as masking and sanitizing. Every industry, from restaurants and bars to shops and services, are feeling the impacts of this unprecedented event. You can still 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.

Caribou Coffee (Inside Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa)(319) 365-1694 or www.cariboucoffee.com
Hours: M-F 6:30A – 5P
Gift cards available online or in store

Crab Attack Cajun Seafood Shack(319) 363-1175 or www.crabattack.com
Hours: M-Th 2 – 9P, Fri-Sat 2 – 10P, Sun 2-7P
Curbside pickup only

Kathy’s Pies(319) 362-5216 or www.kathyspies.com
Hours: M-F 7A – 5P, Sat 8A – 1P
In-store pickup or carry out, Curbside pickup if pre-paid
Delivery by Uber Eats. Will deliver for free with a $20 minimum order. Gift cards available at Cedarrapids.shopwhereilive.com

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

Moose McDuffy’s(319) 365-1149 or www.moosemcduffys.com
Hours: M-Sat 11A – 2A, Sun 10A – 2A
Dine in, carry out, or Doordash
Gift cards available in store

Phong Lan Vietnamese(319) 365-5784 or phong-lan-restaurant.cafes-city.com
Hours: M-Sat 11A – 9P
Carry out only, Gift cards available in store.

Riley’s Café(319) 777-9778 or www.rileyscafeia.com
Hours: M-F 8A – 1P, Sat-Sun 6:30A – 1P
Dine in, Carry out, or curbside pickup
Gift cards available in store.

Taco Bell(319) 366-0123 or www.tacobell.com
Hours: Sun-Wed 10A – 10P, Thu-Sat 10A -12A
Drive-thru, carry out, and delivery only.
Gift cards available online

Via Sofia’s Italian Kitchen(319) 362-9667 or www.viasofias.com
Hours: Daily 11A – 9P
Dine in, carry out or curbside pickup, Delivery by Door Dash, Delivery.com and UberEats
Gift cards available in store

Shops

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

The Art Cellar – (319) 364-0506 or www.artcellarcr.com
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 10A – 5P, Thu 10A – 7P. Sat by appointment

Gilded Pear Gallery – (319) 366-0205 or www.gildedpeargallery.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10A – 5P, Sat. 10A – 2P
Other times available by appointment
Gift cards available by phone 

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

Saigon Market – (319) 363-2900 or Saigon Market
Hours: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat 10A – 6P, Wed 10A – 8P

Services

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

Better Business Bureau – (319) 365-1190 or bbb.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8A – 5P
No walk-ins, no face-to-face meetings

Citywide Cleaners – (319) 364-6131 or www.mycitywidecleaners.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7A – 6P, Sat 9A – 1P
Gift Cards Available, contact janeta_cwc@yahoo.com
Drive through only
Delivery available

Firestone Complete Auto Care – (319) 536-1560 or www.firestonecompleteautocare.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 7A – 6P
Night drop box available

Prince Albert Tuxedos – (319) 393-4298  or www.princealberttuxedos.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10A – 6P, Sat 10A – 5P
Gift Cards Available, contact info@princealberttuxedos.com


COVID-19 Updates

Mercy Revises Masking Policy

Mercy Medical Center is revising its masking policy as the community continues to see lower levels of COVID transmission. Effective Monday, April 25, masks will be optional for most patients, visitors, and staff in non-patient care areas in all Mercy and MercyCare facilities. However, all employees, providers, travelers, volunteers and students are still required to… Read more →

UnityPoint Revising Mask Requirements

UnityPoint Health hospitals in Eastern Iowa are revising masking requirements based on community transmission levels of COVID-19. According to a release, included are the hospitals and affiliated clinics at UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital (Waterloo), UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital (Dubuque) and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital (Cedar Rapids). These hospitals are in communities… Read more →

Upcoming changes to UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center visitor guidelines – effective March 28

St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Cedar Rapids are adjusting visitor guidelines for hospitalized patients. The changes will take effect Mon., March 28. Hospitalized patients may have four visitors (updated from two) at a time. Exceptions are as follows: At UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital: Emergency Room (ER), Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Hospitals Temporarily Postpone Elective Surgeries

Throughout the last few weeks, Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital have seen a marked increase in patients with COVID-19 who require inpatient care. This has placed increasing strain on both hospitals’ capacity and staffing. As a result, and in order to maintain capacity to care for all, St. Luke’s and… Read more →

Cedar Rapids hospitals see rise in COVID-19 admissions

After seeing a slow decline in COVID-19 admissions since mid-October, Cedar Rapids hospitals Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center are now seeing a marked increase in COVID-19 admissions. Currently, Mercy is treating 32 hospitalized COVID-19 patients; 27 of those are unvaccinated and five are vaccinated; only one of them has… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Offers COVID-19 Boosters

Mercy began administering Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccines, per the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization on Monday, September 27. Booster doses are authorized only for individuals who previously received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and are: 65 years of age and older 18 through 64 years of age and at high risk of severe COVID-19 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent… Read more →

FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, potentially boosting public confidence in the shots and instantly opening the way for more universities, companies and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory. The Pentagon promptly announced it will press ahead with plans to force members of the military to get vaccinated amid the battle… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Adjusts Visitor Policies and Safety Measures

Mercy Cedar Rapids has adjusted its safety measures and visitor guidelines as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising around the country and locally because of the spread of the new and highly contagious Delta variant. The following changes are in effect: All inpatient admissions will be tested for COVID-19. Patient visitation hours will be… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Adjusts Visitor Policies

Mercy Cedar Rapids is continuing to ease visitor restrictions. The increase in vaccination rates is allowing the hospital and its clinics to lift some restrictions previously in place to mitigate COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following changes are in effect: Visiting hours within the hospital now last until 9 p.m. Visitors may see patients from 6… Read more →

UnityPoint is Extending Its Visitor Policy

Effective June 28, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital will implement changes to its visitor policy as the community recovers from the pandemic and vaccination rates continues to increase. St. Luke’s visiting hours will be extended from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hospital visitors are limited to two visitors per patient,… Read more →