Houston businesses fear another COVID-19 closure

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are expected to hold a joint news conference on Wednesday after seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers. It is not known what they will say, but there are Hoostonians thinking about the impact of any new possible sanctions in the region.

Hidalgo and Turner received the Director of Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention of Harris County Public Health, Drs. Sheri Onigo and Houston Chief Medical Officer Drs. David Perssey will join.

“People are just barely hanging on,” said Hoastonian Jason Millis.

While new COVID-19 restrictions were announced that would affect Galveston and other counties in southeast Texas, many are hoping that won’t happen in Houston.

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“Everybody’s trying to survive and it’s tough,” said Sammy Tran with Viatopia in southwest Houston.

Tran has seen several friends close the shop and says it is heartbreaking. Another shutdown or scale back may force more people to close their doors for good.

“When we were left with takeout it wasn’t enough. We need people sitting down to drink,” Tran said.

There is also a hangover in Montrose. He expanded outside to give his clients mental peace while eating.

Kuchera general manager Lorena Tejeda said, “It has been tough from the beginning. We cut a lot of people’s hours.”

Thankfully, no one was let go, but it’s always a scary thought. Cuchara has lost about 40% of its business since the epidemic.

“Hopefully, [our local leaders] It’s not too bad, “said Millis

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