PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - With COVID-19 on the minds of many, Main Street Paragould prepares for the holiday season’s germs.
The organization received $10,000 from Main Street Arkansas, to aid local businesses in COVID-19 relief.
With the money, they purchased hundreds of social distancing dots, 39 touchless hand sanitizing stations and help buy a water bottle fountain for Champion’s Gymnastics Center.
Main Street Paragould’s Executive Director Gina Jarrett said it’s all to help local businesses' needs during the pandemic.
“Our small businesses have been hit hard,” she said. “They’ve had to rethink business plans and ways of operation. That money is to help them do the best they can to get over this hump.”
Jarrett said she hopes shoppers see the downtown shops as a safe area. She said all shops are going full force for the shopping holiday and hope shoppers follow safety guidelines.
“First and foremost, always take care of your health first. You can still get out, you can still enjoy it. We still want you to shop small and shop local,” she said.