- With no official need to close, businesses consider their options.
- A temporary shutdown means more than lost earnings for her business.
As the pandemic wears on and new surges of COVID-19 persist on P.E.I., business landlords have to make difficult calls regarding when to close down if infection attacks.
Close contacts aren’t needed to isolate, and there are no protocols telling businesses what to do when a worker tests positive.
Saylor Hyde, the owner of Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, lately decided to close for a week after a couple of teams and Hyde herself came down with the virus.
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“The first person got ill; I was like, ‘OK, well, hopefully, no one else was in contact with this individual, and we can get on with it.’ But then the second individual got unwell, and I was like, ‘OK, we’re going to have to figure out what we’re going to do.'”
A temporary shutdown means more than lost earnings for her business.
Lost wages for her team are also a problem, she stated.
Source – CBC News