Beloit Businesses Forced to Get Creative to Stay Afloat During Pandemic
by Alexis Carpello, WTVO – October 22, 2020
As COVID-19 cases surge across the nation, Wisconsin has
become a hotbed for the virus. On Thursday, more than 3,000 new cases were announced, putting the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 22%.
The community testing site at Blackhawk Technical College’s Central Campus in Janesville closed early on Thursday, after administering 900 tests in its first two days.
The site, run by the Wisconsin National Guard, was limited to 300 tests per day, but more were given due to the high demand.
The high rate of infections has meant new challenges for Rock County businesses trying to stay afloat.
“It’s hard to follow the needle, frankly,” said Tom Morgan, owner of CheezHead Brewing, at 414 Pleasant Street in Beloit.
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