Friends of mine, small business owners, are applying for aid and loans. It's harder than you think. People are transitioning from this will be over in a few weeks to being scared.
This is killing small businesses.
This is typical-
Publix Grocery builds a store on land they own with retail space they lease out. The retail business will differ by location but this isn't uncommon- A few restaurants including a Subway and Mexican, Nail salon, Supercuts, 24 hour workout, UPS, and empty retail space. A friend owns a successful restaurant that has been there for a little more than a decade.
Now he is under order to remain closed except for carry out. He went to Publix yesterday and asked them for rent delay. He is faced with a choice of rent or payroll. If he pays rent he must lay off all workers and lose possible future income to pay next month. He offered to let Publix view his books. Will Publix bend or take empty retail space across the corporate system?
hospital ran out of disinfectant wipes 2-3 weeks ago though I'm guessing(hoping?) management is holding them back until the rona hits here. Gloves aren't a problem yet, but I'm guessing they are next in line for hoarding. We're on 6 12 hour shifts then a week off rotation in order to split the team in case someone gets sick. There was a worker in a building that was positive but they are saying they caught it in chicago and hadn't returned to work yet. Who knows the truth though.