Keep in mind that my comment included the caveat that the current restrictions are good enough - which means thru this month, not into the summer. I’m being optomistic and hopefully not naive.Not a chance. There is no way many small businesses can keep paying their employees all summer so they can get the 'loan' forgiven, especially when it is likely months before they get that money. Most that I know likely only have a month or two of payroll on hand for all employees and they are inventory heavy for the upcoming season. If they can't have production/application then that dries up too. We are going to see a LOT of small companies belly up, our local downtown's and community people for sure. It's going to wreck everything for a long while.
Heck Airlift already folded, they blame Covid-19, but they likely were already in trouble with the speed at which it happened.