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Business owners react to stay-at-home advisory in Allegheny County – WTAE Pittsburgh

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Nov 19, 2020

A restaurant owner is on edge following the latest move from the Allegheny County Health Department to curb the spread of coronavirus. Carmella Salem, the owner of Carmella’s Plates and Pints in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, shared her reaction to the county’s stay-at-home advisory with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. “The first thing I thought was they’re shutting us down without shutting us down,” Salem said.She questions how the advisories will impact her business and fears the holidays will result in restrictions possibly hurting the restaurant industry. “I think with the holidays and people congregating I think that’s going to be a telltale of where this goes,” she said. County health officials are already telling families to cancel Thanksgiving plans to limit exposure. As new COVID-19 cases spiked to 620 in Allegheny County on Wednesday, some businesses didn’t wait for instructions from the health department.“Six hundred twenty in one day is more than I imagined,” said Arlan Hess. Hess owns City Books on the North Side, which was a popular bookstore pre-pandemic. “We have certainly had more people in and out of the bookstore a year ago,” she said. On Tuesday, she announced she plans to close her store to foot traffic starting this Sunday for two weeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the area. She asks customers to shop using her online store. Click here to browse the store.She said it is important to be a part of the solution and not the problem. “People like to walk by a bookstore and say ‘hey let’s walk in’ and I don’t need to be a vector for disease like that,” Hess said.

A restaurant owner is on edge following the latest move from the Allegheny County Health Department to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Carmella Salem, the owner of Carmella’s Plates and Pints in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, shared her reaction to the county’s stay-at-home advisory with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4.

“The first thing I thought was they’re shutting us down without shutting us down,” Salem said.

She questions how the advisories will impact her business and fears the holidays will result in restrictions possibly hurting the restaurant industry.

“I think with the holidays and people congregating I think that’s going to be a telltale of where this goes,” she said.

County health officials are already telling families to cancel Thanksgiving plans to limit exposure. As new COVID-19 cases spiked to 620 in Allegheny County on Wednesday, some businesses didn’t wait for instructions from the health department.

“Six hundred twenty in one day is more than I imagined,” said Arlan Hess.

Hess owns City Books on the North Side, which was a popular bookstore pre-pandemic.

“We have certainly had more people in and out of the bookstore a year ago,” she said.

On Tuesday, she announced she plans to close her store to foot traffic starting this Sunday for two weeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the area. She asks customers to shop using her online store.

Click here to browse the store.

She said it is important to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

“People like to walk by a bookstore and say ‘hey let’s walk in’ and I don’t need to be a vector for disease like that,” Hess said.

 

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