The first day of spring was yesterday! This day is usually a pleasant day for most as it involves going to Rita’s Italian Ice, for a free water ice, gardening or starting some much needed spring cleaning. But since we are currently dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, there has been an abrupt shift in our everyday activities. Working from home, schools closing, self-quarantine, canceled sporting events and social distancing has been a new norm for the nation in the past week. We all would love to go outside and enjoy this nice weather, but depending on your location, mandated restrictions have limited what you can and cannot do.
For event organizers, we know that this situation puts a hold on your plans as it would be pretty hard to hold an event while your guests are in self quarantine. Usually, in cases that involve weather related risks, we recommend purchasing weather insurance to cover the unexpected. But unfortunately, we don’t provide coverage against pandemics. We don’t think that most businesses think that a pandemic can drastically change their bottom line, but this situation proves that it can.
We just want to share some positivity in these uncertain times. It’s best for us all to remain mentally stable but informed. And hopeful but not fearful. We’ll get through this as our species have learned to do for years.
For more information on relief for your business, see here: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
For customers, looking for ways to support small businesses, Take a look at this article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/success/small-businesses-coronavirus/index.html
Or if you would like more information about the symptoms for the coronavirus and additional resources, visit the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html