1. Amherst survey: 61% of shops closed; 54% of workers unemployed

    Amherst survey: 61% of shops closed; 54% of workers unemployed

    Data presented to the Town Council by business advocates — gleaned from a survey 60 Amherst businesses — showed 61% of them were closed by the pandemic and 54% of those workers unemployed. In addition to the data, they shared ideas about how to begin the process of reopening businesses in Amherst, which have been closed – save for essential ones – since March because of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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