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CORONAVIRUS: UNMASKED - Slice of Bay Shore

“It is fear at this point. You are just trying to maintain everyone's paycheck. You always feel the responsibility of your staff, but when COVID-19 hit, it was panic mode. ‘I can feed …

“The hardest part is being able to help customers in a safe manner and have the mutual respect that there is a very live, very scary virus out there. Having people come in and keep it safe …

“The hardest part of business was working Mother’s Day without letting the customers come into the store. They were lined up outside. We were terribly busy, and half …

“We did lose quite a bit of revenue. On the other hand, we feel that we were very lucky during this. We did get the [Pay- ment Protection Program loan] from the government, so we were able …

“The hardest part, first of all, was getting the phone call that we are being shut down. So you had two days to get yourself ready for shutdown, and then just being home and waiting every …

Q: What was your first thought when COVID-19 shut down our community? A: “The first thought was kind of like watching a storm. You watch the weather report, and you see a storm is …

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