Less COVID-19 restrictions boosts local business

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Saturday was the first day Shelby County Health Department Directive 22 went into effect removing almost all COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses.

Business owners say with restrictions gone, consumer confidence is at an all time high just in time for great summer weather.

But one on-going problem continues to stick around.

Joellyn Sullivan, owner of Silky O’Sullivans said “It’s a very exciting time.”

The removal of restrictions means restaurants like Silky O’Sullivans can offer more services to their customers.

“This weeks marks the first full week where we’ve got live music back every day of the week,” said Sullivan.

The new directive removes almost all restrictions on local businesses, giving them the choice to require masks for customers and employees as well as removing restrictions for capacity or social distancing.

After an unbelievably difficult year, businesses are seeing a major boost recently in customers.

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