It's been a challenging time for small businesses since the pandemic began a little more than a year ago. Nationwide polling shows many have cut employee hours, significantly changed their business model, or have closed permanently; we hear from small business owners in Sacramento about how they're surviving COVID-19. Plus, a closer look at Project Roomkey happenings and new 'safe ground' sites opening for unhoused residents and the anxieties about going out into society as pandemic restrictions continue to loosen.
- CapRadio PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols on the first pair of city-sponsored 'safe ground' sites opening for unhoused residents, and updates on Sacramento County's plans with Project Roomkey motel rooms
- Small business owners in Sacramento explain their challenges and triumphs during the pandemic and how they’re surviving the COVID-19 economy
- Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Amanda Blackwood on the challenges still facing small businesses and the best ways to support them during this time
- Michigan State University Physician, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations Dr. Claudia Finkelstein on the anxieties and stressors about going out into society as pandemic restrictions continue to loosen