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Some Helena businesses offering curbside service

Posted: 8:23 PM, Mar 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 11:40:23-04

Restaurants and bars are certainly feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But small businesses all over Lewis & Clark Country are seeing changes due to the virus and restrictions being put into place.

Capital Sports in Helena is still open for business, but they are changing up their hours of operation and paying more attention to their online and phone ordering.

They are giving shoppers the option of having their purchases run out the their car and practice social distancing.

Owner Ed Beall hopes that this along with proper cleaning steps helps protect his staff and customers.

"A lot of wash-down in the store, we got all the CDC information on the virus," said Beall. "You know, wiping down all the surfaces, doorknobs, pin pads, counter tops, light switches. Things people touch all the time. Really making sure we got that cleaned down."

At Sole Sisters clothing store in Helena, owner Kim Garrity locked their font door on Thursday, but they are still open.

They are also utilizing their web store, social media presence and answering phone calls to take orders for pick-up.

All in an effort to to keep customers and the community healthy and engaged.

"FaceTime shopping anyone would like to do," said Garrity. "It's really pretty fun. We have you call our store, or you can message us on social media, and we'll give you a call back and we can just walk you through the store and have a private shopping experience, and then we'll be happy to ship to you."