When ‘Safer at Home’ orders were in effect when COVID-19 first became widespread in the United States, we were approaching the Spring Solstice. While we still had winter weather among some regions, our daylight hours were getting longer. As the cases of COVID-19 are increasing, our daylight hours are unfortunately decreasing.
The latest update on COVID-19 cases shows a trend of cases increasing in all states except for six. Question is, what are these states doing differently? Restrictions are rapidly changing by the day in many states and major cities, however that’s not the case in all states. Some states have not made any new restrictions and remain unchanged, some have eased and even have been lifted. To find the most updated restrictions for your state visit, https://www.usatoday.com/storytelling/coronavirus-reopening-america-map/.
Remember seeing this in late 2019 early this year and thinking, “Wow, 2020 is going to be a GREAT year for the holidays!’? Well, that came to a SCREECHING halt!
For years to many of us, the day after Thanksgiving otherwise known as “Black Friday” has been the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Consumers search ads sent by retailers to find the best deals, plan the big day in advance in hopes to score the season’s hottest items. We’ve even waited in line to get into stores on Thanksgiving Day. In recent years, some retailers have pushed the start of holiday shopping a bit earlier, but have we ever seen it start THIS early?
I can almost guarantee that the answer to “where are you going on vacation?” will not be a “staycation” anytime soon. At this point in our stay at home orders I am sure we are all daydreaming of a trip of any sort with a pal or a confidant, so here’s the million-dollar question, will you be flying or driving to your destination? If your email inbox is anything like mine, it is currently flooded with airline offers that have attractive pricing to get passengers on flights, however it is uncertain when travel and tourism will return to “normal” after COVID-19.