When the COVID-19 pandemic kicked-off back in March, many businesses, many businesses that were deemed to be “non-essential” were forced to shut their doors in order to slow the spread of the virus. The financial hit that these businesses took resulted in many of them having to shut their doors for good, as with no income coming in for months at a time they were unable to sustain themselves.
In May of 2020, Leticia Remauro, a small business owner herself, helped to organize the “Back 2 Work” rally outside of the Staten Island Department of Motor Vehicles, where she advocated that businesses needed to be permitted to reopen, safely of course, so that we could re-stimulate the economy.
Said Reamuro, “When you’re a business owner, you know that you have to change with the economy. You need to make adjustments,” said Leticia Remauro, one of the event’s organizers. “What’s happening in New York state is the opposite of good business… We have to work together, and we have to work in a safe and responsible way, and we have to get our economy back up and running.”
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