LONG BRANCH, NJ — There was never a good time, but it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Ron’s West End Pub recently finished renovations, St. Patrick’s Day approached and they just ordered 500 pounds of corned beef.
But like almost every business in New Jersey, they had to adapt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The pub tried adapting to a takeout-only approach for a few days. But takeout sales reduced by half in each of the four days they tried.
Ron’s closed Friday until further notice.
“By the time Friday came around, we knew it wasn’t going to work for us to stay open and just sell food,” said Suzanne Heinzman, who owns the pub with her husband, Randy. “It’s never where we made money in the past, and financially it didn’t make sense.”
The high schooler was lying in his hotel bed, playing a video game, when he heard the sound of rushing sand.
Then the world seemed to cave in.
The ceilings and floors cracked open, people’s screams mixing with the sudden roar of a building tumbling in upon itself. Smoke and dust billowed from the collapsed hotel where Xiang had been isolated on the fourth floor for 12 days, quarantined after traveling from Hubei province, where China’s coronavirus epidemic began.
Xiang’s mother and uncle, also under quarantine,
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken over the world. As of March 30, 2020, there were more than 770,000 cases and nearly 37,000 deaths reported worldwide. It has affected the young and old alike and turned daily life in nearly every country into a surreal nightmare.
From a financial point of view alone, it’s an extremely uncertain and stressful time. Millions of people are unable to work and yet still must pay rent, car payments, student loan debt and more. Buying groceries and other essentials has become a challenge for many, too, and not just because there isn’t enough toilet paper to go around.
However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t ways of getting through this pandemic. GOBankingRates spoke with 16 people around the world who have been affected by the coronavirus, from job losses to life-threatening health concerns, and asked them for their best financial advice. Learn what … Read More
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