NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lily Reiche has lost nearly half of her dogwalking clients in Los Angeles because of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Of the 40 or so accounts at My Dog Spot, which dried up because people are either working from home or have lost income, just five clients are continuing to pay.
FILE PHOTO: A person walks her dog on the fourth day of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s implemented statewide “stay at home order” directing the state’s residents to stay in their homes in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pasadena, California, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
“They all say, ‘You mean so much to us, this is something we need to do for you,’” Reiche said.
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