It’s not quite Halloween, but local small business owners have their sights set on the holiday shopping season. With an all-new initiative, one owner is hoping to help them recover income lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since May many local bars and restaurants have shifted their dining options outdoors, to limit the spread of COVID-19. But as the temperatures get cooler, restaurants are having to adapt to the fall weather.
Mall administrators have put up hand sanitizer stations, located at the entrances and exits of the mall. While face masks aren't required in Ohio, mall representatives recommend wearing one for protection.
Some establishments are also located within Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas. Health officials say they're not against the idea of reopening the county's three DORAs, but say that further discussions are needed.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that auto and other manufacturing workers can return to the job next week, further easing her stay-at-home order while extending it through May 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ohio’s economy is essentially closed and unemployment numbers are at or nearing record levels. This time of uncertainty is troubling for everyone, including college seniors about to graduate with hopes of getting into the workforce and starting a career.
Some local favorites have been forced to close amid this pandemic. Restaurants who bank on dine-in sales have been hit the hardest, and when carry-out sales don't cut it - they're forced to shut it down, at least for now.
Many people are already dealing with the stress of trying to keep themselves and their families healthy. Add to that, layoffs and business closures. But some businesses are struggling with overworked employees, and are looking for more help.