How Businesses Are Responding to Shelter in Place

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A wedding photographer and his assistants wear facemasks amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus during a wedding photo-shoot along a street of Shanghai on March 22, 2020. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

The economy is taking a massive hit from people staying home to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Many businesses have essentially hit the pause button on their normal operations. Some companies are finding creative ways to bring in revenue and help the community. Others are worried they may not survive shelter in place. We discuss how businesses are coping and adapting.


Issi Romem, economist and founder, MetroSight

Julie Clowes, San Francisco district director, U.S. Small Business Administration

John Kabateck, California State Director, NFIB

Vanessa Bergmark, owner and CFO, Red Oak Realty

Justin Coleman, small business owner, Coleman Relocations

Chuck Van Fleet, Fresno chapter president of the California Restaurant Association and owner of Vino Grille and Spirits