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By Ken Stern 

Local businesses respond to COVID-19 restrictions


November 18, 2020

RUN ON TOILET PAPER RETURNS – Tuesday morning rolls of paper towels filled the toilet paper shelves at La Conner’s Pioneer Market. Customers will be limited to one roll each of toilet paper once new inventory arrives. Just as businesses were ramping up for the holidays Gov. Jay Inslee, recognizing that your neighbors, the state’s residents, had succeeded in doubling the number of COVID-19 cases in the state in one week, put a brake on most things economic. Stay inside till Dec. 14, except for getting local takeout. – Photo by Ken Stern

Sunday and Monday night, diners were taking their last meals at La Conner restaurants, from La Conner Pub & Eatery down to Nell Thorn on First Street and over to Santo Coyote on Morris Street and COA on Maple Avenue. Residents once again made a run on toilet paper at Pioneer Market, though bottled water was in good supply Tuesday.

Business owners who heard the news were not surprised by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Sunday proclamation to restrict Washington residents ability to be in close proximity. The guidelines are similar to last spring’s.

No indoor service at restaurants and bars. Retail s...

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