Local businesses adapting to new COVID-19 restrictions
CUMBERLAND, R.I (WLNE) – Local businesses are adapting to the recent COVID-19 protocols put into effect to prevent further outbreak.
The New Spot, a nutrition shop in Cumberland known for their smoothies, rain or shine, have been moved curb-side.
The New Spot made a post online telling their customers when everything would be ready.
“Everyone is so happy we can stay open. It’s a blessing people are so supportive. Especially online. People can put additional notes and they’ve said we’re so glad you’re open,” said one employee.
Tayla Menard, the owner of Gingersnaps Bakery in Lincoln is also seeing a decline.
“It definitely takes a hit to sales, of course like a day like today which is usually a huge sale day for us,” said Menard.
However, customers are still going in to grab Saint Patrick’s Day-themed treats.
“We have Irish soda breads, we get a lot of requests for it. Last year it blew up. We’re doing different french macaroons, cupcakes, all themed,” said Menard.
Gingersnaps is also making adjustments to make customers feel more comfortable in a public setting by letting customers call ahead, and their orders will be delivered to their car.
Rhode Island restaurants can stay open for take-out services and residents are told to not be in groups of 25 or more.