How are some small businesses in the U.S. handling the COVID-19 pandemic?
It's business as normal at many workplaces, or the new normal. Despite a spike in U.S. unemployment claims during this crisis, work goes on. Working from home is not an option for many.
A Colorado cleaning firm says the demand for its services is higher than ever. But next door, a pet groomer's business has slowed from 10-15 dogs to 2-3 dogs a day. That could have an impact later on. One kitchen designer finds that many homeowners want to continue with remodeling work.
More than 100 restaurants in Arvada, Colorado, have closed for dining but are now offering curbside meal service. But many companies are unsure about future business and the possibility of having to lay off workers.