We’ve have now surpassed the one-month mark of this COVID-19 shutdown. While small companies are significantly influenced, our regional small business owners and total community has shown an incredible quantity of resiliency and adaptability in this unprecedented period. During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting different neighborhood small business sectors, showcasing the methods by which associations have edited and adjusted their own business strategies so as to supply solutions to the neighborhood. To start, we will cover some of our local restaurants who have had to really change the way they operate.

The center for Disease Control urges everybody wear a non-medical private protective mask when out around other people. While locals no longer have the luxury of dining out at their favorite restaurants, local owners are taking steps to ensure they are their to meet the needs of their patrons in the best way they can.

Local businesses are offering curbside take out and even free delivery to help out the community. Popular apps such as Uber Eats and Postmates are also helping out by offering discounts and specials each week. A lot of businesses have updated their take out menus on their websites and are running daily specials via social media. Restaurants like the Terrapin Restaurant in Virginia beach have even started offering meal prep options. Some local restaurants are even providing meals for first responders and essential workers.