A Husband Shares His Views on Businesses Being Determined 'Essential'

Posted: Apr 15, 2020 10:00 PM

Americans across the country have struggled throughout the Wuhan coronavirus. The most difficult aspect has been some workers not being deemed "essential." Because of that, they have had to stay home during their state's stay-at-home order.

While the government is picking winners and losers, many fail to see the bigger picture: any job that puts a roof over someone's head and food in their bellies is essential.

Evan Pruett, the owner of Hooligans Bar in Pocatello, Idaho, shared his take on the Gem State's stay-at-home order.

"I can tell you that to my wife and I, our sole source of income, hooligans, our business is essential. To our kids whose mouths are fed by our business, the bar is a necessity," he wrote in a Facebook post shared by the Idaho Freedom Foundation. "The employees who work for us are no longer employed and earning money. It would seem our business was essential for them as well."

Remember: these are trying times for families, especially small business owners. For some, they won't be able to make it through these stay-at-home orders. When they closed their doors because of this pandemic, little did they know they were closing for the very last time.

I sincerely pray that Hooligans, the Pruetts and others like them pull through. After all, small business is the heart and soul of this country.