Monday, March 16, 2020

Don't Forget About Your Favorite Local Store

Strange times.  All we can say is follow the science and be safe.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of this (via Chicago Tribune):
Chicago moved closer to a total shutdown Sunday as the number of cases of COVID-19 in Illinois grew to 93 and Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants in the state closed to the public. Hours earlier, international travelers awaiting screenings were packed together at O’Hare International Airport, sparking an outcry from local officials for more staff. 
Effective end of business Monday, bars and restaurants will be closed to dine-in customers, with options of delivery, drive-thru and pickup through March 30, the governor said. The state is working with bars and restaurants across the state to ensure they can keep kitchens safe enough to continue home food delivery.
While everyone is trying to adapt to a new normal, there has been much discussion about the impact this news is having on small and medium sized businesses.

To that point, we want to urge everyone to think about your favorite restaurant or shop.  Order some lunch or dinner.  Buy a gift card.  Go on a shopping spree.  It's going to be difficult so if you think they're important to the fabric of the Sloop then we need to support them.

Stay safe everyone.

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