It’s a conservative approach that Foster believes she can maintain for another six months, before hopefully being able to switch to 100% capacity. “I want (customers) to feel comfortable where they are,” Foster added. “I don’t want them to feel, ‘Oh my God. This person is coming too close to me,’ or, ‘I’m too close to this group of people.’” “We can’t hold out much longer because it’s personal investments at this point,” she said.
While many business owners are prepared to jump at the opportunity to increase capacity as much as possible, Foster is not. “If we were to maintain the six-foot social distancing with the maximum amount of people, where we’re able to do both those things, I think we’re at 75%,” said owner Stephanie Foster.
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“Right now, I feel way more comfortable staying at 50%,” she said. The Grand Throw House, an axe throwing venue in Grand Island, falls into that category.
In the statement, officials clarified that the latest CDC guidance does not change the university’s plans for this weekend’s commencement ceremonies, where masks will be required. “Until it receives further clarification, the university will continue to follow current face covering guidelines,” university officials wrote in the statement. Colleges are also waiting for more information. At the University at Buffalo, officials are in touch with the New York State Department of Health and SUNY administration in Albany to figure out how the new CDC guidance will be implemented for the campus community, officials said in a statement.
“One of the things we’re telling our membership is as always, we’re contacting our state representatives at the local level, the governor’s office, and other chambers in our network who are all kind of trying to work together through this to share information,” Fiebelkorn said. Eric Fiebelkorn, the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, says there has been a lot of discussion among business owners in the 24 hours since the CDC announced its change in guidance.
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