the covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and unlike any crisis we have had to face before. the iowa city downtown districtโ€™s mission is to champion the iowa city downtown district as a progressive, healthy, and culturally vibrant urban center of the region and know that it will be more important than ever, as we move towards the road to recovery.

Here is a quick guide of considerations and resources for Downtown Iowa City businesses on how to get on top of the situation, stay ahead of the curve and come out the other end of it as we look towards reopening and recovery! *Please note that things are changing daily, this is a living document that we will update as much as possible but encourage everyone to review the cdc, Public health, & Governor latest guidelines often.

coming soon…the collaborative website will launch a new brand and new built out of resources for businesses in reopening and recovery phase.


Through a collaboration with Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership and the Iowa City Downtown District, we're providing continued updates and resources for COVID-19 related information. Thanks to the support from MidWestOne Bank, West Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Hills Bank, Two Rivers Bank, U.S. Bank and CBI Bank Trust, Johnson County and other area partners, the Project Better Together team has created a community-wide Shop Local program to help encourage and motivate local spending at Johnson County local businesses. Starting June 22nd, for every $150 spent shopping local, receive a $20 gift card of YOUR choice to a local business.

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