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After Contracting COVID-19, RS Dept. Store Owners Ask Public to Protect Each Other

Series: Coronavirus | Story 209

November 25, 2020


Jo Ellen and Doug Mingle, owners of Roaring Spring True Value Department Store, recently contracted COVID-19, which forced them to close the store for 10 days. The Mingles said they will continue to do everything they can to keep their employees and customers safe and they hope the public will join in those efforts by wearing masks while in public.

The coronavirus pandemic has put a squeeze on small businesses as those deemed nonessential were forced to close their doors while others had to alter the way they operate.

Mandates passed down by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Gov. Tom Wolf outlined rules for businesses that remained open during the pandemic, such as social distancing and face covering requirements. These mandates put small business owners on the front lines of enforcement, forcing them to walk a tightrope between keeping employees and customers safe while trying not to alienate patrons who are opposed to the ma...

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