Uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads

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by Meghan Wayland

Protecting the elderly, the young, and the ill is the primary concern as closures and cancellations sweep the region in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Deep concern for workers and small businesses in the new, uncertain economy has emerged. 

“Social distancing,” a term unheard of last Wednesday, is now a primary threat to local businesses.

To say the least, much has changed in a week.  Schools and businesses have closed, meetings have gone online, funerals have been postponed.  We all know what’s happening to toilet paper.

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