Coping with Covid 19: New Image Car Care Center
With the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, it seems no one is immune from making major changes in their lives both personally and professionally. Beech Tree News (BTN) is grateful for other businesses in our community that, when facing challenges related to Covid-19, have risen to be a bright spot during a difficult time. Recently, BTN asked many local businesses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. Below is part four in a series of articles featuring those businesses that have responded. In this article, we feature New Image Car Care Center.
“People are driving less, therefore getting fewer oil changes,” Cheryl Hughes, co-owner of New Image says.
Therefore, New Image initially reduced days open from five to three, opening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This was for the first two weeks. Since that time as cases of COVID-19 increased, especially locally, New Image made the decision to close completely for a period of time. The car wash and vacuum services are still available.
Hughes says they had previously made other changes as well.
“We have put social distancing practices in place. All employees are asked to wear masks and customers are asked to remain in their vehicles.”
“As employers, we have to make sure our employees are taken care of, as well,” Hughes continues. “We have encouraged our employees to file for unemployment, because of reduction in their income. We have also applied for the Payroll Protection Loan being offered by the federal government.”
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