Some businesses stay open during pandemic


Danielle Bardelang

Subway is one of many stores still open. Subway has switched to being carry-out only.

On Monday March 16 Gov. Tom Wolf strongly recommended that all nonessential stores should close due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

 Some students are lost for things to do with all of the closings. 

“I spend my time dancing around my backyard and singing,” ninth grader Claudia Clapper said.

Others do not have a problem with the closings.

“ I am practicing my instrument, practicing softball, painting and drawing a lot. I go to hiking trails with my mom because they are still open,” ninth grader Emma Feigh said.

Some students are only hoping to get back to normal life.

“When quarantine is over I hope to go to the pool,” eighth grader Brendan Iachini said.

“I am most looking forward to hugging my friends and family when this is all over,” ninth grader Quinn DeAntonio said.

Stores like Walmart, Target, Weis, Save-a-lot and Dollar Tree are still open to sell food and necessary foods.

Restaurants and fast food chains like Chick-fil-a, Burger King, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Best Way, Panda Express and Wendy’s are still open for carry-out. 

Some family owned restaurants are offering carry-out like Tim’s American Cafe, Jack & Georges, Brothers Pizza, All Star Pizza & Subs and  Front Street Deli.

Students and teachers are encouraged to stay home and stay healthy.