In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials have recommended that people limit large gatherings, regularly wash hands, and stay home if they’re feeling sick.
Social distancing and self-imposed quarantines are good for community health during the COVID-19 outbreak, but with the cancellation of large events and Lakelanders choosing to stay home, this can be a challenge for small businesses.
Lakeland businesses are getting creative and continuing to serve residents in new ways, such as restaurants offering order-ahead, curb-side pick-up and delivery options. Retailers are staying open and taking online orders or closing their doors and offering free shipping.
We are urging small businesses and Lakelanders to use the hashtag #SupportLkld in an effort to stay up to date with the latest information and news regarding their businesses.
Here are a few examples of local businesses that are open and taking precautionary measures in order to serve you and your family during this time. #SupportLkld
Restaurants / Bars
Honeycomb Bread Bakers
Yard On Mass
The Joinery Lakeland
Black & Brew
Born & Bread
Polk City BBQ
The Poor Porker
Federal Bar Lakeland
Mitchell’s Coffee House
La Imperial Lakeland
Union Hall Events
Old South Country Market
Salons & Beauty
To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on our shelves, beginning Saturday, March 14 we will adjust store and pharmacy hours companywide to close at 8 p.m. until further notice. pic.twitter.com/Lc0jRLtZwh
— Publix (@Publix) March 14, 2020