While some businesses are being forced to close, essential businesses can remain open. In Oregon, that list includes liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries.
As of now those stores can stay open, but do have to follow a strict social distancing rule, keeping everyone at least six feet apart from each other.
One dispensary says it’s also increasing sanitary cleanings throughout the day.
“A lot of people come in here not just for recreational purposes. But medicinal purposes and see great results,” said Reece Watson, the General Manger of Mother Earth Medicines.
Watson says they’ve seen less people come through their shop on a day-to-day basis. However, the amount people are purchasing has gone up.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
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