New York City businesses are staying open by pitching into coronavirus relief efforts and going virtual
A worker at NYC-based tech company Adafruit makes a face shield during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Across New York City, businesses hardly resemble their pre-pandemic operations. Fashion designers are sewing face masks instead of garments, restaurants have transformed into grocery stores and distilleries are making alcohol that’s too strong to drink.
Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn is one of those businesses. It began making hand sanitizer after the federal regulators gave the OK in late March.
“We kind of were playing around with the idea of doing it and it just felt in bad taste for a while,” said the distillery’s co-founder Colin Spoelman. “But then all the sudden things got so serious that in fact everyone got serious about it in a way that it was clear it would be helpful.”
To meet medical standards, the distillery had to …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]