Local businesses facing challenges with recent COVID-19 surge

10 Jan 2022

Small Business

Many local businesses are facing challenges with the recent COVID-19 surge. Some are juggling schedules or are forced to shut down temporarily as staff members get sick, and are seeing a drop in sales as more customers stay home because they are sick or are concerned about the coronavirus that causes the disease.

Others say they are continuing to stay busy despite the challenges.

Kyla Adams, owner of Home Salon and Spa in Groton, said it's getting harder and harder for small businesses each day. Clients are "holding off" on visiting until the case numbers drop, and on average about four to eight clients cancel each day due to being ill, she said. After Christmas, four staff members were out at once with COVID-19.

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