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On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced that an employee at the Davenport Center tested positive for COVID-19, effectively closing the store until May 19th.

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced on social media and via press release on Wednesday that an employee at the Davenport driver's service tested positive for COVID-19. Because the employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the Iowa DOT has closed the driver's station in the Village Shopping Center located at 902 W. Kimberly Rd., Suite 6D, in Davenport.

The Iowa DOT is closing the Davenport center until May 19th for thorough cleaning and sanitization of the facility. Closing the store will also allow all employees in that location to self-isolate until then.

Customers who have appointments for service at the Davenport during the closure lasting until May 19th, will be notified of their options for receiving service. For anyone needing to renew their license can do so online by clicking here.

The Iowa DOT says they have taken several steps to protect the health and safety of customers and staff. All of the Iowa DOT service centers are taking customers by appointment only to maintain and practice social distancing. All centers are being cleaned regularly, including with sanitization of high touch areas. Iowa DOT employees are also wearing PPE and plexiglass, like at grocery stores, has been installed at desks to serve as a barrier between the customer and staff member serving them.

The Iowa DOT also says that even before entering facilities, the Iowa DOT asks customers a series of questions to help determine their exposure to COVID-19.