ALLENTOWN, Pa. – In the early weeks of the coronavirus, Christina and Marcos Rivera were worried about their cleaning business, Rivera’s Commercial Cleaning in Allentown.
“The beginning was shaky like the first two weeks everything shut down,” Christina said.
Thankfully, that didn’t last long: “…but then all of a sudden we started getting phone calls with other things that picked up, for instance the mobile testing sites,” Christina said.
Now, they’re the busiest they’ve been in their 3 years of business, especially since the state entered the green phase of reopening.
“Not only do we pick up more service we actually had additional work added onto it,” Marcos said. “Everybody wants the deep cleaning, deep disinfecting, before people walk in their door.”
The couple was cleaning common areas at the Saucon View Apartments Tuesday.
“Anywhere we go, we do touch points,” Christina said.
The only downside? They say it’s hard to compete for new employees against the additional $600 a week in unemployment, but that is ending July 31.
“We need more,” Marcos said.