HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - As the number of coronavirus cases climb in Alabama, business owners are assessing their bottom line and making tough decisions on the future.
One restaurant owner says he’s not waiting for the government to make a decision. Starting Monday, he’s making a big change.
“We need to be more proactive about making sure more people don’t get the virus. One of the ways as a restaurant owner we can help prevent that is by closing our dining room to people that can transmit the virus,” said Arora.
“I don’t know what that is going to do to our bottom line, but it’s the risk I’m willing to take for ensuring everybody’s safety going forward and hoping to help reduce the number of potential transmissions of this virus from person to person,” said Arora.
“I don’t want to close. I want to continue to be open. We are just now getting back to somewhat normal and I would like to see how it goes from here,” said Karen Brazier, owner of Knight Moves Bar in Hazel Green
Government leaders in both Texas and Florida have decided bars have to close because of the spike in COVID-19 numbers. Brazier is worried and hopes Gov. Kay Ivey doesn’t make the same decision.