Linda Kruppner, owner of Nature’s Remedy in Allegany, said that while she hopes New York starts relaxing restrictions on business operations in May, she does not see it happening.

“You really don’t know," Kruppner said "The governor has control of everything right now, and the way it looks he’s going to have things pushed on — even though he says he’s going to start lifting it. You don’t know what they’re going to do. You’re at their discretion.

“They’re looking at what’s happening in the other countries, and so they’re trying to nip it by not letting people socialize, which does help it," she said.

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Kruppner said she has not downgraded her revenue and profit expectations for the year because her store has remained open.

“Some days it’s slower, but it really hasn’t changed a whole bunch," she said. 

For instance, among her clientele are persons with conditions such as celiac disease who need the food options her shop offers.

 "That’s the only saving grace I have,” she said.

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