The Advertiser-Courier traveled around Hermann on Friday to ask businesses and residents how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them and their normal routines in and out of the workplace.



Thuy, Hermann Family Drug:


"We've seen an increase in chaos, panicking. People want medications early. And they're buying everything."


It's been difficult to obtain over-the-counter drugs.


Sharon,  Berlener Health Mart:


"We're very busy. We're ordering things every day. There's a lot of people out."


Mike, Hermann Wurst Haus:


"We're selling tons of meat. People are shopping for meat for their own home. We're buying direct from the farmer. We're hauling it from the farmer. We're cutting it up."


Doug, Scheidegger's Service Center:


"It's slowed down. The phone's quit ringing. Nothing's going on."


Ethan, old timey bike guy:


"It's been dead. I'm losing a lot of hours. 

I think it's kind of all overreacting."


James, Ricky's Chocolate Box:


 "This week has been busier than normal. We haven't changed hours. We will stay open until we're forced to close."


Ash, Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe:


"We are seeing a lot of businesses ordering lunch for the office. We are operating as normal. You just can't eat inside. Everyone seems to be in good spirits."


Tourists from St. Louis:


"We were supposed to go to Florida, but didn't because of the virus. We've visited Hermann before."