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Local businesses adapt to survive pandemic

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From health services to carpet cleaning and decor, local businesses have had to adapt during the pandemic.

To help get businesses open back up safely, Carpet Tech has reduced prices for all commercial cleaning and disinfecting services and can measure how clean surfaces are before and after.

To keep the community and employees safe now while still running, it implemented safety protocols and is using resources from the area.

"Thanks to local businesses we've found a lot of different avenues to provide different services for our employees to make sure they are taken care, or that they're fed, just know that they are appreciated," Carpet Tech Owner Melinda Pharies said.

Carpet Tech is also trying to stay flexible.

"What is it that my customer needs right now that I can provide, that maybe looks different than normal so that you can continue to serve them and engage with them and provide a need so when everything opens back up and we're operating as normal, that's what they remember," Carpet Tech General Manager Stephanie Henderson said.

For nearly four decades, Caprock Home Health has provided services from skilled nursing and therapy to assistance with life tasks at people's homes.

"We're extra careful when entering our clients homes because that's where our clientele is, they're in there home. one, they're in the safest environment that they can be during this pandemic so the biggest worry ideally would be us bringing it to them," Caprock Home Health Services Carlos Morales said.

Taking advice from professionals, practices have changed almost everyday.

"Having us watch it, having us disperse from leadership, having that single line of communication on down has truly helped us," Morales said.

Front Door Decor is a monthly membership company, decorating front doors for seasons, holidays, or monthly.

Dealing with the exterior of a home, it has been able to keep going, but while many people are struggling financially, the owners have given clients some leeway.

"It's just been losing the clientele and hoping we can lend a helping hand to those clients that we're having to put on hold," Front Door Decor Owner Sara Kerns said.

Reevaluating some things, Front Door Decor is trying to give back as much as possible.

"This is a good time to realize what expenses were unnecessary as far as your business is concerned and where you were spending money and weren't being frugal enough or something like that and turn around and kind of allocate those funds for something else," Front Door Decor Owner Shay Kindle said.

All three businesses have kept all their employees and have, and plan continue to use social media in different ways during this time.

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