COVID In NYC: Business Owners On Edge With Another Possible Shutdown Looming, Say They Need Compensation To Stay Afloat

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many New York City business owners are on edge as the possibility of another shutdown looms.The city reported 118 new COVID-19 hospitalizations and more than 1,300 new cases Saturday. The infection rate for the seven-day average is 3.11%.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says this weekend is critical if we are to avoid another round of restrictions.
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Owners of salons are troubled by the city’s rise in coronavirus cases.
“We are concerned. The whole business community is concerned,” said Frank Arcabascio, owner of Redken Saloon Salon in Astoria.
A higher than 3% positivity rate citywide brings a vast Orange Zone designation that shuts down personal care businesses.
Owners of salons are troubled by the city’s rise in coronavirus cases. (Credit: CBS2)
“Phone calls started coming in. ‘Frank, you think we’re going to have a shutdown?’ And my first answer is, ‘I don’t know.’ So they’re like, ‘Can you fit me in ’cause I’m afraid I won’t see you for a long time,’” Arcabascio told CBS2’s Dave Carlin.
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