Multiple truths can exist at once I will give you that. But by my observation I did not witness biz closing due to staff illness. I think language is important. The measures closed business not the pandemic.
"States that stayed open did not have a higher number of deaths per capita
When it comes to death rates from the coronavirus states that stayed open are among the best performing states. According to Covid-19 data, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and North Dakota are among the top ten states with the lowest COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people. These numbers are a representation of a number of other factors and policies but they go to show that lockdowns did not greatly impact COVID-19 outcomes. In fact, states with the highest COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people were among the ones with the most restrictive shutdown rules."