Many businesses in Chester County have been significantly hurt by the state government-mandated shutdown instituted in the effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.
For many, the shutdown came at the worst possible time. Kildare’s in West Chester will have to go without dining or partying on St. Paddy’s Day, the busiest day of the year for the Irish pub. Stephanie Gray, the owner of the borough mainstay, is hoping the festivities can be moved to a date after the crisis is over.
Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Yoder is also currently working from home, as is his staff. At the time, he said, the main focus for the chamber is to create a website it can use to keep everybody informed.
He said that the best way to help businesses adversely affected by the shutdown is to choose a favorite restaurant and order takeout or delivery service and over-tip the delivery person.
Once the crisis is over, Yoder said the best way to help will be to put local shopping into “overdrive.”
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