The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that some businesses have had to continue their operations. For some, closing their doors until the virus passes has been the only option. Most states have closed non-essential businesses, unless they can prove that they are practicing methods to eliminate exposure to COVID-19. The United States Chamber of Commerce has published an article explaining some of the clever ways businesses are overcoming obstacles caused by the virus.
One of the hardest-hit groups during this pandemic has been education professionals. The schools haven’t been the only education group affected, those early childhood educational childcare centers have closed as well. Now they are forced to resort to learning methods that are worksheet oriented or online.
Teachers aren’t letting this ruin their spirit. They are leaving updates for their children via social media. Some are holding special reading sessions for little children via communication applications. These professionals have found a way to overcome the obstacles of not being able to see the children they care so much about.
Depending on the products produced by a factory, they may not be able to change working conditions too much to help stop the spread of the virus. These factories have been forced to shut their doors and wait it out.
Other factories have been given the opportunity to help mass produce medical supplies and other supplies necessary for fighting against the virus. For some, it isn’t quite what they are used to making, but they have welcomed the changes in hopes of annihilating the virus.
Most of the restaurants across the country have closed their dining areas to the public. The only way you can get restaurant food is to go through the drive-thru, order it and pick it up, or have it delivered. Even then, most are asking that special precautions be taken. If possible, they want you to pay online, and when having it delivered, allow the driver to set it on your porch and get back in their car before you retrieve the food.
Some food businesses have built drive-thru windows where one didn’t exist before. This is allowing them to stay in business during this time so that they are not losing income or profits.
For those stores that are considered “essential”-things have gotten real. Store employees have worked endlessly to try to keep the shelves stocked before people clear them within hours. People are beginning to hoard items because of the panic that has been instilled with the timeframe we could be living this altered lifestyle.
The bright side of all this, is that the elderly and those vulnerable to catching COVID-19 are getting special shopping times to ensure they are reducing the risk of exposure.
Online sales and pickup have increased exponentially. One of the best ways to stay safe is to order online and pick it up or have it delivered. Limit your exposure. Remember to stay safe!