NAPERVILLE, IL — The coronavirus is having a profound impact on the global economy, and has been particularly damaging to local businesses that depend on foot-traffic and in-person interactions with their customers. Even so, many businesses have found ways to stay open and to offer delivery, pick-up and safe-distance transactions to serve the community.

We put a call out to local businesses on Patch this week and asked them to update their status, give details on how you can continue to patronize them and to let the community know how they can best help during these challenging times. You can find the local guide here.

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If you own a local business and have not yet updated your status, you can find a simple submission form here or simply scroll down to the bottom of this article.

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SOURCE ( Lisa Marie Farver, Patch )