Effective this past week, Washington State's order of "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" by Governor Inslee was extended to May 4, during his press conference Thursday evening. The virus has affected everyone, most Washingtonians will be home for another month.
This past week, the United States has seen an increase in COVID 19 cases nationally, the numbers far exceeding 300,000 who have tested positive and over 1.2 million people globally. The virus has changed our lives, it has changed our everyday lives.
Every business has been impacted, especially those who had to close or who have seen their business revenue decline by up to 90%. Restaurants in our area are definitely down in business, some even choosing to close. Hair salons have been forced to close, as social distancing is not possible in that profession.
The businesses that are open need our support, several people have called asking if I know where they can get Prime Rib dinners. Donna's Place and Little Crane are still offering Prime Rib. Gee Cee's has their deli open which has a large variety of items for sandwiches. Betty Place and Beesley's is open for as well. Plaza Jalisco and Guadalajara are open for Mexican take out, while Boss Hogg's is available for barbeque.
IGA Cedar Village and Toledo Market Fresh support the local community, shopping with them helps your community and the tax dollars go to each city. Winlock Hardware, Sweeney's Ace Hardware and Toledo Hardware are also open for all your home improvement or vehicle repairs.
If you need your vehicle worked on during this time, try Paul's Automotive or Winlock Tire and Auto. CarQuest in Winlock is open for those who like to do it yourself. It's a good time to get that work done, many are working from home.
Every business in our community that is still open has seen a decrease in their revenue. Please consider supporting these local businesses during this difficult time.