Coronavirus Outbreak: Small businesses impacted by coronavirus, social distancing means less people are shopping

Posted at 4:54 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 17:24:14-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — With the CDC encouraging social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many businesses are feeling the impacts.

Those who may possibly suffer the most are small businesses, who rely on their store's income to survive.

Owners and employees at Green Spring Station tell us they've seen a decrease in people coming in and out of their stores.

Which they completely understand and want people to stay healthy. Still, they want to sell their products.

Even though their store fronts are still open, they're moving to more of an online push, relying on social media and call ahead orders.

“We will post everything on social media so please continue to follow us on social media and share our posts with your friends and if there’s something you see that you like call us text one of the associates you work with and well gladly get everything for you, we do complimentary gift wrap and then we can just run it out to your car so you don’t have to worry about that interaction,” said Lori Isaac, a Wee Chic employee.

Wee Chic revised its hours and is working in smaller teams out of precaution.