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Home improvement companies are only doing a fraction of their normal workload and are dealing with customers who don’t wanted them inside their homes despite taking safety precautions against spreading the coronavirus. 4/1/20

Delaware News Journal

EDITOR’S NOTE: A prior version of this article misclassified real estate businesses. They are not considered essential under the governor’s state of emergency decree. 

In the 14 years Marcin Jodko has been in the home improvement business, he has never seen something quite like the coronavirus pandemic.

He never expected to be turned away by his customers, who fear having someone potentially infecting their family with the virus. He never expected that he would be working only about 20% of the jobs he normally would be this time of year.

Yet, this is exactly what he is doing. 

The home improvement industry and all those who depend on it have been hit hard