Local Small Businesses Might Start to Reopen Soon, But Will Be Gradual Effort

Ken Knickerbocker
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While local small businesses like Tony Laguda Formal Wear in Ambler may start to reopen relatively soon, they will have to make some adjustments to the way they do business for the foreseeable future. Image via NBC 10.

While local small businesses may start to reopen relatively soon, they will have to make some adjustments to the way they do business for the foreseeable future, writes Wendy Saltzman for NBC 10.

Tony Laguda Formal Wear in Ambler had to close during its busiest season. So instead of sewing prom attire and other formalwear, the company began making face masks for local health care workers and first responders.

But now that a possible reopening is on the horizon, the co-owner Frank Laguda has to decide if this is the right move to make so soon.

“We measure people,” said Laguda. “I am within six feet of somebody whenever I need to measure them.”

Dr. Arnold Baskies, who believes many small businesses will gradually reopen within a month, said many precautionary measures will have to be taken when they begin operating again.

These include wearing masks, avoiding shaking hands, washing hands excessively, and taking the temperature of both their staff and customers.

“I think we will have a reopening but it’s not going to be like a light switch was turned on,” he said.

Watch the entire segment at NBC 10 by clicking here.

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