Businesses finding creative ways to work around social distancing


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — With social distancing in effect nation wide, many businesses are closing their doors or trying to figure out how they’ll stay in business.

Some restaurants and retailers are moving to curbside-pickup only.

A boutique with locations in Lynchburg and Lexington is getting creative. Gladiola Girls is offering their customers the option to reserve blocks of time to shop privately, with only an employee to interact with, therefore limiting contact with others and possible exposure to COVID-19.

“Just call the store and set the store time aside,” said owner Renee Wood. “We’ll make sure that everything is wiped down as well as possible, and that you feel as comfortable as possible.”

“I’m just trying to be as creative as possible to keep people safe, feel comfortable.”

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has compiled resources to try and help small businesses during this unprecedented time.


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