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As we seek to protect the country from the coronavirus, the impacts on the economy have equally as devastating.


Friday afternoon State Representative Dan Caulkins and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce hosted an online town hall with leaders of various sectors in Clinton. Among those on the call was CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services, Paul Skowron, who updated the Decatur Republican on the situation in DeWitt County.



Ed Cicenas is the owner of EMC Photography in Clinton and he explains while he understands and supports the shutdown, it doesn't make being unable to work any more bearable.



Expediting customers to online banking has been one of the results of the coronavirus for the banking industry and Josh Shofner (left), President of First National Bank in Clinton told Caulkins their lobby has been shut down and much of their work has shifted to a remote mode. 



The Clinton YMCA is targeting a June 1 soft reopening but Executive Director Rennie Cluver (right) indicates there are some requirements they are going to have to follow that don't make a lot of sense.



The Decatur Representative says he looks forward to getting back to Springfield this week. He thanked the Chamber of Commerce for reaching out to him and coordinating the forum on Friday. 

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