Reopening, Warily: Revisiting Jasmine Lombrage


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Jul 16 2020 32 mins   6

For the remainder of this week, “The Daily” is revisiting episodes with people we met in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic to hear what has happened to them since our original conversations were first aired.

As state stay-at-home orders expired, small business owners faced a daunting question: Should they risk the survival of their company, or their health? Today, we speak again with one restaurant owner about the decision she made.

Guest: Jasmine Lombrage, a restaurant owner in Baton Rouge, La. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading:

  • In personal and profound ways, the coronavirus crisis has created a sense of collective loss. Here are some ways to grieve.