You can add Goodwill of the Heartland locations to the list of stores slowly re-opening in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning today, certain locations will again begin accepting donations.

KCRG reports that 11 of it's Iowa locations will begin accepting donations today, May 11th. That includes the three stores in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa City, Coralville, Washington, Muscatine, Bettendorf, Davenport, and Burlington. These same 11 stores will open their doors to customers on May 15th. But even though shopping will again be allowed, things at stores will be different.

First of all the hours for in-store shopping will be reduced down to Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. KCRG reports other safety measures will be in place when stores open back up including face masks being required by all employees and shoppers. Plexiglass guards will be installed near checkers. The number of shoppers inside will be limited and tape markings on the floor will remind everyone of social distancing.

Donations, which start today, will also be handled a bit differently. KCRG says that there will be no contact during drop-offs. KCRG reports that donors are asked to separate clothes from non-clothing items. Goodwill then plans to quarantine all donated items for 72 hours before processing them.

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