MOCA interviews Joanne Kwong, the president of Chinatown’s Pearl River Mart, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her business and how she’s responded. She talks about her first time hearing of the virus as well as how people responded earlier in the pandemic. She explains what she did to prepare her business and staff for the challenges created by the virus and how she acquired PPE for the community and local hospitals. She discusses some of the silver linings of the pandemic but also how it has made PRM’s future more uncertain.