Due to the pandemic, the Iowa Governor ordered all book stores in the State to remain closed from 27 March - 7 April 2020.
Captain's Book Shoppe was already closed to the public since March 20 in order to ensure social distancing.
"Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:00
DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, suspending elective and nonessential medical and dental procedures, extending and expanding retail business closures, ordering health care facilities and nursing homes to engage in advanced health care screenings, and removing additional legal barriers to ensure a continued strong response to this disaster.
The state of public health disaster emergency shall expire on April 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., unless sooner terminated or extended by the governor. ....
"SECTION FIVE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144 (3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I hereby order that effective 10:00 p.m., March 26, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, the following nonessential retail establishments shall be closed:
B. Clothing stores;
C. Shoe stores;
D. Jewelry stores;
E. Luggage stores;
F. Cosmetic, beauty, or perfume stores;
G. Florists; and
H. Furniture and home furnishing stores.
This closure order does not affect other retail establishments, such as discount stores, grocery stores, or pharmacies that sell these goods in addition to other essential food, medical supplies, and household goods."
..."IMPLEMENTATION AND INTERPRETATION SECTION THIRTY-THREE. The Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Transportation, and other participating state agencies are hereby directed to monitor the operation and implementation of this proclamation to assure the public's health and safety."