I just came across an article on Literary Hub's website titled, How to open a bookstore during a pandemic: Prepare for delays and lots of cleaning. by Corinne Segal. In the article, Corinne Segal wrote the following:
What logistical difficulties have you faced during this process, and how have you been able to address them?
Closures and delays have affected all businesses. From huge delays at the post office to shutdowns affecting key vendors, it was a challenge to align the pieces correctly to queue ourselves up for a successful opening. In our new reality, there’s also the added complexity of ensuring all the correct safety measures are in place to protect customers and staff. We’re closely following the guidance provided by the governor for retail businesses, with an emphasis on regular disinfecting and sanitizing throughout the store. With that being said, we have an incredible team that has worked diligently to keep the business running on all fronts.
Personally, I can't imagine opening any new brick and mortar store during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it's wonderful to see indie bookstores, like The Strand, thriving during this time.
Click on the first link to read the entire article.