cancellations/closings/business changes


5/20/2020 UPDATE -     

The Cedar County Transfer Station will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Operating hours will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month – 8:00am – 2:00pm

Payment for transfer station services must be made via cash or check, and all transactions will be completed through the window to allow for social distancing. There will be no public access to the office. The hours may be expanded as demand warrants. For more information, please call the Transfer station at 563-886-6437.


Cedar County Courthouse -   

The Cedar County Board of Supervisors are making a concentrated effort to reopen the Courthouse to the public. As the health, well-being and safety of both Cedar County employees and the Cedar County public is of the utmost importance, the goal is to reopen the building to the public after precautions have been put in place to minimize contact and ensure social distancing. With this in mind, the current goal is to open the Courthouse to the public during the week of June 8th. This date is subject to change based upon the progress and installation of safety enhancements and other precautions. 

Cedar County Sheriff-

The Cedar County Sheriff is pleased to announce that the lobby of the Law Center has been reopened to the public for certain transactions that have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency. Cedar County residents can transact normal operations via the lobby window. It is recommended that residents visiting the Law Center wear a face mask. Individuals with sentenced mittimus can begin serving their sentences; if these sentences need to be rescheduled, individuals are encouraged to contact their attorney. Please note, inmate visiting is still restricted at this time. For questions, please call 563-886-2121.

Cedar County Auditor-

Voting in person (absentee voting) continues to be available at  501 Lynn Street, Tipton due to the Courthouse being closed to the public. 

The last day to vote in person is June 1st. 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Monday to Friday 

Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have requested an absentee ballot, and intend to mail the ballot back to the Auditor’s Office, the ballot must be postmarked by June 1, 2020.

Polling locations for the Primary Election on June 2, 2020 are as follows:

Cedar County Courthouse, 400 Cedar St., TiptonCass/Center/Iowa/Rochester Townships and Tipton 1, 2, 3 Precincts

Durant Community Center, 606 5th Ave., DurantInland and Farmington/Sugar Creek Townships

Stanwood School Gym, 102 E North St., StanwoodDayton/Fairfield, Fremont/Red Oak, Linn/Pioneer, and Massillon/Springfield Townships

West Branch Town Hall, 113 North 1st St., West BranchGower/Springdale Township and West Branch 1 Precinct.

**Please note, for those who will be voting at the Cedar County Courthouse, current courthouse policy states that all individuals entering the building will have their temperature taken. If your temperature is over 100 °F, the Auditor will be notified and alternate voting arrangements will be made in an effort to minimize the spread of any potential illness**

Auditor Dauber is encouraging all voters to take advantage of the opportunity to vote by mail for safety precautions.  Anyone with questions concerning the election should contact the Auditor’s Office at 563-886-3168.

Bennett - Library Open: Tuesday - Friday, 2pm-4pm. Limit of 5 patrons at a time. curbside still available (563)890-2238

Bennett - Fire department/Ambulance Department closed unless emergency

Bennett - City Hall - Open Normal Hours

Clarence- Clarence Public Library-Open, limit of 12 patrons inside. Curbside available (563) 452-3734

Clarence- City Hall- Closed until further notice

Durant - Library - Open for curbside pick up only. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3pm-6pm; Thursday, Saturday 9:30am-11:30am. Call (563) 285-4794 Ext 1

Durant - Community Center - No Office hours at this time, can be reached by phone

Durant - Extracurricular ball leagues - no practice until further notice. 

Lowden - City Hall - Closed to public. Employees are reporting to work, use mail slot or call for assistance. Online payments available through

Lowden - Library - closed to the public, online services and curbside services available  M, W, F between    9am-12 noon for books and videos. Please call the library @ 563-941-7629 to make arrangements 

Stanwood - City Hall - Closed to public

Stanwood - Library - Closed for cleaning

Tipton - All City buildings will be staffed, but closed to public through May 31

Tipton - Parks and Rec - soccer cancelled; parent-tot swim lessons will be rescheduled; 

Tipton - Library - No fines will be charged; Visit the library's Facebook page for more details

Tipton - All non-essential board/commission meetings cancelled until further notice

Tipton - City Council meetings will be held electronically; access information will be posted with agenda. 

West Branch - Library - Closed;  Curbside pickup is available,  Patrons can put items on hold via online catalog, email, or via Facebook message. Allow staff one-hour notice prior to pickup. 

STATE OF IOWA- Extended expiration dates on all drivers licenses and vehicle registrations expiring Jan. 17 2020 or later

STATE OF IOWA - Iowa State Patrol is fully operational, but in-person access is limited. 

STATE OF IOWA - permits to carry weapons and permits to acquire will not expire during the declaration; , does not allow one to use an otherwise expired permit to purchase a firearm without completion of a NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) check at the time of the purchase or transfer.

STATE OF IOWA -   State Public Health Emergency Declaration 

· Temporarily suspends collection of property taxes and penalties and interest

· Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or

 the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in 

certain circumstances

 · Extends expiration deadline for a permit to carry and a permit to acquire a firearm and additional measures

· Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices

· Suspends certain regulations to ease the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods on all highways in Iowa


Kirkwood Community College - Online Classes, locations closed until further notice

Bennett Schools - closed until further notice

North Cedar Schools - Closed until further notice

Tipton -  Closed until further notice; Last meal pick up on  5/26/2020

West Branch Schools -  Closed through April 30th; Pick up meal service for students on Mondays and Wednesdays at Hoover Elementary and West Branch Village (Main Office). Hours are 8am - 9am and 5pm - 6pm


Tipton - Tipton Adaptive Daycare (TAD)-  STAYING OPEN unless instructed to close by public health or the state of Iowa.  Also, TAD is donating unused childcare spaces to volunteer emergency responders. Proof of volunteer hours is required, and spaces cannot be guaranteed. We are also giving priority to emergency management personal and essential medical personal for drop-in spaces.  Call 563-889-2560 for more information. 


Bennett- United Peace Church- services suspended until April 4th. FaceBook Live for Sunday Worship; mobile food pantry distributing pre-boxed food, drive through only.

Stanwood - Stanwood Union Church- Closed until further notice.

Tipton -  United Methodist Church:  Sunday morning Services at 10 am on Facebook live until further notice 

Tipton - First United Church of Christ - Services/Activities suspended until further notice; Online services Sunday at 10:00am

Tipton - St. Mary's Catholic Church - All activities/services are suspended until further notice. 

Tipton -  Tipton Calvary Foursquare Church -  Services cancelled until further notice, Sunday services will be online. 

Tipton - Trinity Lutheran is suspending all in-person events until further notice. 

Tipton - Hope Church of Tipton - closed until further notice.  Live-streamed services available at regular service times on Hope Church of Tipton Facebook page and 

Mechanicsville - St. Mary's Catholic Church - All activities/services cancelled until further notice. 

Mechanicsville- United Methodist Church- Closed through 3/31/2020. All activities cancelled.

Lowden - Zion United Church of Christ, All activities and worship services suspended through 3/30/2020

Lowden- Trinity Lutheran Church, Closed through 3/31/2020.  All activities cancelled until further notice.

Rochester - Rochester Methodist Church is closed until April 5th. Sermons will be streamed through Facebook live at 9am on Sunday. 


Cedar County Wide: Community Action of Eastern Iowa - Agency is open, walk-in services closed. (563) 324-3236 

Clarence- The Loose Brick- closed until further notice

Clarence - Clarence Senior Living - no visitors at this time

Clarence - Clarence Telephone - office closed to public. Service calls limited to trouble issues only. Available via phone at 563-452-3852. Payment can be made by mail, online, phone or use drop boxes. 

Clarence - Onion Grove Mercantile - closed until further notice. Online shopping available.

Clarence-  Mill Creek Café Open Tuesday- Friday 11am - 1pm- curbside take-out and delivery available

Clarence- Victory Lane Bar & Grille- Open 11am-2pm & 4pm- 8pm Curbside take-out and delivery

Clarence - Stay Golden Sunless Boutique- (563)209-8204 Open by appointment or online shopping available at .

Clarence - Sisters on 30 Resale-  Open Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12:pm

Clarence - The Popcorn Connection & Graphix Plus- Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm (563)320-3209 

Clarence - Diamond Cutter Graphics- Open Monday - Friday 8am-4pm (563)249-6411 

Clarence - Fidelity Bank & Trust- Drive up only 

Clarence- Clarence Telephone company-  lobby closed until further notice

Durant - Dew Drop Inn - Dine in and Carry Out Available

Durant - Ten Pin Pizza - Available for carry out. 

Durant - The Creamery - Open for dine in and carry out.  Sunday - Wednesday 5:30am-2:00pm Thursday-Saturday 5:30am-8:00pm

Durant - Subway - Open for carry out. 

Durant - Jeff's Market -   $3 chicken lunches for kids! Fried and 2 sides for $3, this can also be called in ahead and picked up at either the Durant or Wilton locations! 

Lowden - American Trust and Savings Bank - drive through only, lobby closed

Lowden - Sweet P's - closed

Lowden - Lowden Dental - closed until further notice

Mechanicsville - Mechanicsville  Specialty Care - no visitors at this time

Mechanicsville- Bubba's Sports bar & Grill- Open for Dine in and Carry Out

Tipton-  Tipton Country Club- Regular menu suspended through remainder of 2020. Limited snacks/drinks available to golfers for carry out.

Tipton-  Tipton Pharmacy, open normal business hours. Curbside & Tipton city delivery available

Tipton- Among Friends- Open Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Tipton - Keller's Home Furnishings - Open normal hours 

Tipton - Fidelity Bank - Lobby is closed, no drive up on Saturday. Drive-up available during the week. 563-886-6155.

Tipton - Ms. Molly's Antiques and Collectables - reopened, limited hours. Call 563-886-6288 for specifics.

Tipton - Prairie Hills - no visitors at this time

Tipton - Cedar Manor - no visitors at this time; to reach staff, call 563-886-2133; to visit with a resident, call 563-886-3269

Tipton - The Fabric Stasher - Open Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm

Tipton - Dairy Queen - Lobby Closed, Drive Through Only  until further notice 

Tipton - Pizza Hut - Lobby, Buffet, Salad Bar Closed; Orders to go are available

Tipton - Cedar County Attic Museum - Opening on 5/26/202 with normal hours

Tipton - Mi tierra - Open for dine in, Monday-Thursday 11:00 am- 9:30 pm, Friday- Saturday 11:00 am- 10:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm. Take out and deliveries still available, deliveries must have minimum order $25

Tipton - Wild Angels Expressions - Open Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm

Tipton - Heartland Sports Complex closed until further notice

Tipton - Subway - Open for carry out, or you can place orders online. Hours are 8:30am - 8:30pm

Tipton - Tiffiny's Tipton Bakery -Open for carry out or curbside Wednesday-Friday 5:30am-12:30pm Saturday 6am - 12pm

Tipton - Total Look - Open for appointments only

Tipton - Oak and Ivy Marketplace - Shopping appointments available

Tipton - Monty's Pizza and Grill - phone orders available, Tuesday through Sunday 11am - 9pm. Pick up at alley drive through. 

Tipton - Greenhouse and Florist - Open Monday- Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 8am-12pm ( noon)

Tipton - Barbara Smith, DDS - Closed until further notice, unless emergency for patients of record. 

Tipton- Hardees - Drive through and carry out only 

Tipton - Citizen's Bank - drive through open, front lobby closed

Tipton- US Bank- Lobby closed, available by appointment, drive up hours-9:30-4pm , Monday-Friday, Saturday, 9-12pm

Tipton - Zumba, Rheannon Ehlers - all classes, all locations on hold until further notice

Tipton - Cedar Lanes/Tbecks - Carry out food only on Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays from 11am - 1pm, 5pm -8pm; League and Open bowling on hold until further notice. Carry out only 5pm - 8pm

Tipton - VFW - Closed until further notice

Tipton - Oasis Coffee Shop - Dine in and Carry out available- Hours Monday through Friday 7:00am- 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am through 12:00pm(noon)

Tipton  - Cedar Ridge Dental -   Open for Appointments only 

Tipton - Tipton Vet Service - Available for curbside/drive up services beginning Thursday, 3/18/2020. Hours Monday- Friday 7:30am-5pm

Tipton - The Gathering - Closed until further notice.

Tipton - Simply Yoga - Limited outdoor classes available. Visit SimplyYoga.Michele.Lee on facebook for more information.

Tipton - Cedar County Farm Bureau - closed to public until further notice. Call 563-886-3107 with questions or to make an appointment. 

Tipton - Knights of Columbus - All activities cancelled during March and April 

Tipton - Tipton Pharmacy - Curbside pickup only, call 563-886-2158

Tipton - The Ritz Salon and Spa - Closed until further notice.

Tipton - T&M Clothing - Open Monday - Friday 9am- 3pm, Saturday 9am- 1pm. Limit of 9 patrons inside store.

Tipton - Niles Chiropractic Clinic -   

Monday             7:15am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday            7:15 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday      7:15 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday          7:15 am to 6:00pm

Friday                 7:15 am to 11:30 am

Tipton- LattaHarris - Office closed to the public but remains fully staffed.

Tipton - Kunde Outdoor Eqipment -  open during our regular hours--8-5 Monday through Friday and 8-12 Saturday. Our front door is open, but we would prefer no personal contact if possible, so will provide curbside service. Mowers can be brought in and dropped off with a call to the store.  563-886-6165 

Tipton - Albaugh PHC - Office Hours 8am- 4pm. Payments can be mailed or made over phone, technicians are working as normal. 563-886-6247

Tipton - Epiphany Salon & Spa - Open for Appointments only. (563)886-1225

Tipton - State Farm- Lobby closed but remaining open 563-886-6120

Tipton - A-1 Bookkeeping & Tax service- Appointment only, no walk-ins at this time. 563-517-8502

Tipton - Nicole Rock's School of Dance- Closed through March 31st. (subject to change)

Tipton - BMF Tax and Accounting:   All appointments cancelled,  allowing for drop off and pick up of tax returns. Drop box available, can mail signature pages and client can mail tax returns themselves. 

Tipton - Fresh Paint - no classes until further notice

Tipton - Tipton Conservative - lobby is closed to public, staff available by phone

Tipton - Cedar County Coop - open, but entry is restricted. Call 563-886-6177 (Tipton) or 319-643-7101 (West Branch) for further information. 

Tipton - Family Foods - Curbside delivery available. 

Tipton - Congregate Meal Sites in Cedar County are closed until further notice. 

West Branch -  Crestview Specialty Care- no visitors at this time

West Branch - Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum - closed until further notice. 

West Branch - Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is closed as of 5pm, 3/17/2020

West Branch - Mexico Lindo - Carry out available, call for details. 

West Branch - Cotton Creek Mill- Open Tuesday- Saturday 10am-2pm. Limit of 6 Patrons in store. Masks recommended.

West Branch - Ladies Night Out 4/23/2020 is postponed

West Branch - Liberty Communications offices closed to public; employees still working and taking calls. 

West Branch - Marg's Little Red House Antiques and Uniquest - Closed until further notice. 

West Branch - Main Street Sweets - carry out available

West Branch - Down Under - Open with limited dine in, Reservations as well as carry out available.

West Branch - Herb and Lous's - carry out only, delivery beginning 3/23/2020

West Branch - Reid's Beans - carry out available

West Branch - Roots Salon and Spa - Open to Appointments only

West Branch - Brick Arch Winery - Limited store hours for purchases. Please call (319) 330-2541 for more information.

Wilton - Wilton Cafe -  Open 7 days a week 8am-2pm.

Wilton - Arty's - Dine in, drive through and curbside available

Wilton - BWP Sales- Open Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12pm (noon)- 5pm


Mechanicsville Firefighter's Dance -  postponed, date TBD

Olin Fire Department -  Pancake Breakfast postponed, new date TBD

Cedar County Local Emergency Planning Committee - Meeting on April 23rd is cancelled. 

Region 6 LEPC HazMat Training - cancelled until further notice

Graphic illustrates business segments that are open, partially open or remaining closed due to COVID

A handy chart with information regarding business segments open and closed in Iowa as of 05/15/2020.