NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant owner wonders how she can stay in business if she can’t sell food and drink.
A hair salon operator shuts down to protect his clients and employees.
A photographer who expected to take pictures at an Ivy League school has lost that work now that classes have moved online and campus events are cancelled.
Across the country, in industries of every kind and size, the coronavirus outbreak has devastated small businesses. If they haven’t been ordered to close by government officials, many are shutting down out of concern for employees, customers and clients or simply because business has vanished. Those that are still managing to operate are struggling mightily.
Among the most hard-hit are restaurants, which have had to stop serving diners onsite as government officials in states, counties and cities have ordered them to close to try to contain the virus’s spread. At
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