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Small businesses aren’t ready to reopen. But let’s build a plan for when we are | Gene Marks

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The world has changed, and running a small business won’t be the same in May as it was in February

As the Trump administration and states put together their plans for “reopening” the economy, hundreds of thousands of small businesses are eagerly anticipating getting permission to open their doors once again and get back to business. But are they really ready to get back to business? Probably not.

The world has changed and running a small business won’t be the same in May as it was in February. Widespread testing is still not available. A consensus on coronavirus treatment has not been achieved. A vaccine is at least a year away. Politicians are desperate to get the economy moving again and in doing so will be risking a reignition of the virus. They are hoping that with a phased-in approach, they can limit this potential damage to the extent that our healthcare system will be able to manage.

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