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September 10th COVID-19 Update

Florida small business owners stay afloat as state continues to reopen

When CBS News spoke to Dr. Fitzherbert Harry in June, he said his small physical therapy business in Maitland, Florida wasn't at "break-even" yet, because it was recovering from negative impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Harry, 35, said then that his business could probably survive just another few months before he'd have to seek other sources of income.

Two and half months later, Florida is in phase 2 of its reopening, and Harry says things have improved and that his personal case load, which had significantly decreased from 25 clients to three — is now back up to 10 to 20 clients, depending on the week. Though his small staff still has to work other jobs to supplement their work with Harry, he is hopeful that business will improve.

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Northwest Florida a hot market for real estate right now despite pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to impact business and industries around the world, there may be one industry seeing some positive changes, at least for now.

Some local real estate agents say Northwest Florida is a hot market right now.

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