COVID

Ryan Burchett, submitted / Mississippi River Distilling Company

A popular bar in LeClaire is now in the disinfectant business.

The Mississippi River Distilling Company is one of many retailers shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

But last week, it started making hand sanitizer.

Michelle O'Neill reports when co-owners Ryan Burchett and his brother Garrett closed their Cody Road Cocktail House, they began hosting Virtual Happy Hours on Facebook.


https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus / Iowa Department of Public Health

A week ago, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered restaurants, bars, theaters, casinos, and fitness centers to close. This week, she's added more businesses to the list to help slow the rate of spreading COVID-19. 

Public Domain & Debralee Best, JMTC - https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/RIA-JMTC / Rock Island Arsenal, Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center

More than one-thousand civilians are working on Arsenal Island during the coronavirus pandemic. 

WVIK News received the following email from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce: 

state of Illinois

Illinois Governor. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state's residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, joining similar efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker's order announced Friday will still allow the state's 12.6 million residents to seek essentials including groceries and medicine. 

https://coolbeanzcoffeehouse.com/ / Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure local businesses have what they need to survive the coronavirus pandemic.