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Businesses brace for closures under stay-at-home order [Video]

CAMBRIDGE –Small business owners in Waterloo Region are bracing for another shutdown this week.

The provincial government enacted a month-long stay-at-home order on Wednesday afternoon that will go into effect on Thursday at 12:01 a.m.

Under the province-wide shutdown that came into effect last weekend, non-essential retail stores could stay open at 25 per cent capacity. However, they will need to change to curbside pickup only under the new order.

Laura Malek, who owns The Sharing Squirrel in Cambridge, said said she's hoping online shopping and curbside pickup will keep them going.

"It's getting harder, for sure," Malek said. "We were on board and really willing to do whatever it took and whatever was safe the first time around, the second time around and we will again. We'll continue to do it because I think it's important for our community, but it's definitely getting tougher on us."

Malek said they've worked hard to keep the store safe, …

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