With new COVID-19 cases surging across the U.S. over the past couple of weeks, several states are beginning to tighten back up their lockdowns. At the end of June, Texas backed off reopening the state, closing bars and reducing restaurant capacity to 50%. On Monday, Southern Florida also went back on lockdown, shutting down gyms and restaurants, with more closures expected to be announced later this week.
There is a lot of uncertainty now, and likely even more on the way, as infectious disease experts are predicting a huge resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the fall. It’s an uncomfortable time for businesses, and while restaurants, travel and hospitality have taken the brunt of the blow, the uncertainty doesn’t provide much comfort to many companies in the CPG manufacturing space either.