TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Small businesses in Tupelo are feeling the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Spring Street Cigars is one of the places working to adapt to the changing times.
“We are working on our online sales; that way people can buy or stock up if they want to, they can pay over the phone, they can pay online and come in to pick it up,” Karina Parker said.
While some businesses are transitioning to online business only, others are still keeping their doors open, and accepting foot traffic.
Sprint Print said they have seen a decline in walk-in customers while many people are working from home. The business has also dealt with order cancellations following event cancellations, but Pam Cook said they will stay in the office until they have to leave.
“We’ll just push right on through, and we’ll close the doors if we have to for a short time if it’s mandated, but we’ll be here and try to serve the public as best as we can,” Cook said.
Although this continues to be a changing situation, customers said they will continue to support small businesses until they can’t.
“I’m going to continue to stop in my favorite places as long as they will serve me," Chauncey Mullins said.