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Goodwill of the Great Plains plans to reassess safety measures before reopening

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Amid closings and changes brought on by the spread of COVID-19, Goodwill of the Great Plains is the latest business to close its doors.

In a statement released on Monday, representatives from the nonprofit say they're making the change to protect customers, volunteers, and workers.

CEO John Hantla says this decision has been a tough one that will affect their employees' lives, but it needed to be done.

The statement released to the public said Goodwill of the Great Plains will remain closed for at least one month, through April 27th.

In the meantime, leaders with Goodwill plan to reassess some of the measures being taken nationwide, in order to maintain safety.

As for their employees, Hantla makes it clear, they are among the business's top priority.

"They will be able to apply for unemployment and I'm sure they'll be some other things the government will provide. Then, we'll have their jobs waiting for them when reopen. We'll certainly be talking to our employees. We don't want anyone doing what they're not comfortable with," said Hantla.

At the conclusion of that statement, it said that Goodwill of the Great Plains will reopen its doors at a safe and appropriate time and they will do their best to keep the public informed.

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Libbie Randall

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