Keep small businesses open and help reduce the economic impact on our community

Keep small businesses open and help reduce the economic impact on our community

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Cherith Pruitt started this petition to Arizona Governor and

My name is Cherith Pruitt and I am a small business owner. I own a studio in Chandler, called Tough Lotus. I recently acquired Tough Lotus and, like so many other small businesses, the first shutdown of Arizona, greatly impacted us. Even when we were allowed to reopen, we waited two weeks. We cleaned, sanitized, developed new protocols and trained our employees on the best way to handle our new situation. We didn’t even last a month before being forced to shut down again with no notice. 

Our hearts are with ALL those being affected by this illness and we would never trivialize or take for granted the health of our community, employees and family. But neither can we weather the economic impact that is being thrust upon us. Health and community are the foundations of studios like ours and without the ability to operate under new mandates we may be forced to close our doors forever. Please join us and others like us to keep our doors open while following guidelines and promoting health and community. The impact that closures will have on the community is detrimental.

We believe we have the right and the ability to stay open and keep our community safe.  During each class, we are spaced 6 feet apart. No equipment is shared and everything is disinfected at the end of class. We cap our classes at 9 people and promote community through a shared experience. 

During times like these, a sense of community and belonging is of the utmost importance. Social distancing makes it harder and harder to connect on a human level. Instead, at Tough Lotus, we choose to distantly socialize and keep that connection alive. Please sign our petition and ask Governor Ducey to amend his executive order. Keep our community intact and our economic impact low. 

To all those affected by Covid-19 - we are with you. We will not distance ourselves socially, but instead will distantly socialize. Prior to our closing, we had been planning a fundraiser that would benefit those affected by Covid-19. Please make it possible to continue to contribute to our community. Much love from all of us - Your Tough Lotus Tribe. 

 

***Please note...this photo was taken prior to Covid-19.  

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