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DeVito: Auburn Businesses Still Facing Effects of COVID


What lingering issues are Auburn businesses facing as they head into a post-COVID summer?

Stephanie DeVito, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District, says the biggest concern they’re facing is staffing.

Speaking on FLX Morning, Devito said “the number one thing that I hear consistently is workforce. Many of our businesses, as well as other communities and other BIDs, are really struggling with staffing.”

She added that the staffing issues affect a business’ hours of operation.

“A lot of our businesses still have COVID hours… it’s not that they don’t want to be open; it’s that they don’t have the staffing to facilitate those extended hours,” DeVito said.

According to her, downtown’s businesses were able to sustain themselves well during the pandemic.

FLX MORNING PODCAST – Stephanie DeVito, Downtown Auburn BID

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