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CORRECTED: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect date for the store closings.

Goodwill stores in Dubuque, Dyersville and Maquoketa, Iowa, closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of a regionwide shutdown to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The stores will be closed "until further notice," according to Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa. All administrative buildings, donation centers and outlet stores are closed to the public. 

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"We regret that Goodwill's closures will further impact the lives of people who are already feeling concerned about their health, finances and well-being," a press release states. "This has been a difficult decision, but we are following the direction of public health officials in this unprecedented time." 

Goodwill follows some other retail outlets in implementing widespread shutdowns as a result of the pandemic.