Officials with the Downtown Farmers’ Market are reviewing their options after Gov. Kim Reynolds said farmers markets could begin reopening during her news conference today, updating the status of the coronavirus in Iowa.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market, which draws an average of 25,000 people each Saturday from May through October and supports 300 of vendors from across the country, delayed its opening this year because of social distancing restrictions put in place by Reynolds to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

During her news conference updating the status of the virus in Iowa, Reynolds announced that the state would gradually begin reopening on Monday, starting with nonessential surgeries and farmers markets, as long as social distancing guidelines were followed, and that more information on reopening the state’s economy would be released on Monday.

Officials with the Downtown Farmers’ Market, which encompasses the Court Avenue District in downtown Des Moines, said in a statement that they “are evaluating different avenues for activating the market.”

“This includes ways the market can connect vendors and buyers while maintaining health and safety guidelines,” Kelly Foss, the Downtown Farmers’ Market’s director said in the emailed statement.

Foss said organizers plan to release more information next week.

Reynolds today announced the state had 521 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the largest single-day increase, and 11 deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 4,445, with 107 deaths.