Local employees feeling financial impact of COVID-19

Local employees feeling financial impact of COVID-19

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Local employees are feeling the financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Several people throughout the Tri-State say they have lost their jobs due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

One of these people is Heather Zeller.

She was a server at Gerst Haus - a local restaurant and bar located on West Franklin Street.

Zeller says she’s a mother with three children who are all out of school right now because of the COVID-19 threat.

Zeller tells 14 News she is hoping to find work again, sooner rather than later.

“I don’t know the answer, but it only makes sense to suspend bills for those who don’t have jobs right now," Zeller said. "How can you expect the economy to thrive when we don’t have a fighting chance?”

She says one of her friends moved into her home to help with rent payments.

As of now, Zeller says she’s leaning on her faith to get through this ordeal.

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