As misinformation and racism about Coronavirus spread globally, local businesses, especially in Seattle's Chinatown, are feeling the impact. As we navigate this pandemic with many workplaces moving towards telecommuting, consider working to support local businesses. That can be done by taking take out, getting a coffee while practicing good hygiene and social distancing at the same time. Many businesses, especially restaurants and coffee shops are responding and changing their process of how they sanitize their businesses, including wiping down communal touching spots hourly.
Local businesses we can support:
1) Follow The Intentionalist, an online guide to intentional spending to find your local restaurants, bars, gyms, shops, and more owned by women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ, families, and differently-abled people. Follow their movement #spenditlikeitmatters to stay updated about how to support small businesses amidst COVID-19. Their online take out/delivery directory lets you see which restaurants are still open.
2) Follow the Support the ID - Community United Facebook group to stay updated on how we support our local businesses there.
3) Support Seattle's Restaurants United, they included a toolkit and several call of actions.
If you're looking for Covid related resources, check out this website that South Seattle community members created!