New Brief: Local Impacts of COVID-19

Local COVID Impact Brief 6 24 2020 thumbnailEvery day the world wakes up to updated stats on the spreading pandemic.

Much of the data highlights big picture national level data. While this is important, COVID-19 is very much a local issue. An outbreak in one part of the country may not have much of a direct impact on you if your local area is performing well and vice versa. 

Click here to read our insights about the situation locally in Florida and the Sarasota area in a new brief

Key takeaways include: 

  • As the U.S. flattened the COVID-19 curve, Florida began loosening social distancing restrictions.
  • Positive COVID tests are increasing in Florida. Many cases are concentrated in the southeast Florida region and larger cities.
  • Worsening trends could negatively impact the economic recovery. A lot will depend on how well the medical system can absorb all the new cases.