Ways to support local businesses

While COVID-19 has caused restaurants to close, some have opened back up, offering takeout and dine-in options for customers. In Arizona, gyms and clubs remain closed due to Governor Ducey’s orders. Businesses have had to adapt to new regulations, like only allowing restaurants to operate at 50 percent capacity. Here’s how to support businesses in the Creek financially and in other ways during this time.
At restaurants, tip everyone. For those who have the financial means, tip the bussing staff, waiters & waitresses, hosts & hostesses. As restaurants operate at 50 percent capacity or less, that also means tip earnings have decreased by 50 percent for the people who work in this industry.
Postmates and UberEats offer delivery from many businesses like Fatburger, Rosati’s, and El Encanto. These are options for those who are still in isolation but would still like to support a local eatery while helping delivery drivers earn money.
Keep an eye on your favorite businesses’ social media pages. Follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. These pages can be a great way to get information on when they may reopen, modified hours, and other important information
At places that offer gift cards, buying and gifting them to others can be a great way to attract business to places that are struggling right now.
If you have some extra disinfecting wipes or hand sanitizer laying around, see if you can donate them to a local business. National shortages on these products make it harder for them to keep their customers safe.