While coronavirus has led to the closure or restriction of Massachusetts businesses’ in-person dealings, many businesses are still open and able to serve their customers. Some restaurants and other retailers are offering delivery and curbside pickup and many businesses are offering free local pickup and delivery. Some businesses that require in-person interaction – such as maintenance and repair businesses, or home inspection and real estate services, for example – are outlining the safety precautions being taken to protect employees and customers. Many businesses that have been forced to close are offering discounts on gift cards that may be used once the restrictions are lifted.
The Auburn Chamber is maintaining a list of local companies that are still ‘Open for Business’ at https://www.auburnchamberma.org/about/still_open/. Special offers are available to all customers; you do not have to be a Chamber member to take advantage. If you are an Auburn Chamber business that would like to post what your business is doing during the shutdown, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details and your business will be added to the site.