Coronavirus precautions in place at San Diego businesses

Posted at 7:08 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 22:08:45-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The growing concerns over the coronavirus are impacting the daily routines of people across San Diego.

Some businesses are changing the way they do things. CorePower Yoga has dozens of studios across San Diego. Monday morning, the company sent an email to its staff and clients outlining several precautions.

Chloe Delehanti works out at the Mission Valley location.

"I've lived through SARS and Swine Flu, and I don't remember it being this serious of a concern, certainly never getting emails from my gym, or travel alerts, so it's definitely concerning," said Delehanti.

The email stated the company is increasing its cleaning protocols and reducing the use of props and physical contact between teachers and clients.

"Obviously, I really like adjustments and having that component in class, but I think it's a good idea to be as safe as possible, considering that it is a really growing concern, and there's a lot of new cases," said Delehanti.

A salon in Hillcrest is also changing the way it does business. Stylists at Brightside Barber will now have the option of turning away customers who appear sick.

"From here on out, not to feel like you can't turn someone away, if they are visibly sick with a fever, coughing," said Angelic Corona.

She's been in the business ten years and said she's never seen anything like this.

"I was relieved, cause you know, in customer service, it's kind of always been the customer is always right, but in this scenario it's health and safety for everyone," said Corona.

A few doors down at Ralphs, shoppers, like Tyler Armstrong, were stocking up on cleaning supplies.

"I think it's crazy, and I think a lot of people aren't taking it as serious as they need to, and I think we have something serious on our hands," said Armstrong.