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May 6th COVID19 Update

U.S. Chamber and MetLife Poll Shows Small Businesses Ramping up Actions to Survive Pandemic

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber and MetLife released the monthly Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll—which surveys how small businesses nationwide are adapting their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among other key insights, the most recent poll—taken on April 21, 2020—finds that to mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic:

  • 27% of small businesses have shortened their hours;
  • 26% of small businesses have asked customers for support or started a crowdfunding campaign;
  • 19% of small businesses have adjusted employee salaries or hours; and
  • 19% of small businesses have applied for a working capital loan, an almost five-fold increase since last month.

See the poll results here. 


Pensacola Area Churches Make Plans to Reopen at Reduced Capacity

Many Pensacola-area churches that canceled in-person religious services are now planning to reopen their sanctuaries with social distancing guidelines in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the PNJ story here. 


 T. Wentworth Museum and Pensacola Museum of Art to Open on a Limited Schedule

On Saturday, May 16 the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and the Pensacola Museum of Art will open on a limited schedule.

The museum will initially only be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 until 4:00. These staggered days will allow staff plenty of time to fully sanitize the museums between open days.

The museum will be operating at 25% capacity at both locations. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we will only offer online $5.00 timed tickets and staff will be situated on each floor reminding visitors of the safety protocols. These $5 tickets are good for both museums and are good for only the day.

You can find more information here.