Long Island Aquarium estimates a loss of 60,000 visitors due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead is just one of hundreds of businesses on Long Island feeling the financial crunch due to the coronavirus.
The aquarium is closed and has laid off 90 percent of its staff. Despite the cuts, the animals still need to be fed and cared for.
Officials at the aquarium say they will likely lose 60,000 visitors.
"We are setting up a GoFundMe page," says general manager Bryan Deluca. "We're hoping philanthropic people out there are concerned about helping us sustain our collection for whatever duration of time."
The Long Island Aquarium is one of the biggest tourism attractions on Long Island, but wineries and microbreweries are also affected by having to close down their tasting rooms.
Tourism industry officials say one helpful thing is that it is not peak season for many of the businesses.