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.

 

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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.

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Sharon,  Berlener Health Mart:

 

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

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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."

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Doug, Scheidegger's Service Center:

 

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

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Ethan, old timey bike guy:

 

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

I think it's kind of all overreacting."

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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."

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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."

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Tourists from St. Louis:

 

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