Local Businesses Face Negative Reviews Due to Coronavirus Safety Requirements

Local Businesses Face Negative Reviews Due to Coronavirus Safety Requirements

As the US sets daily records each week for new coronavirus infections, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is calling for mask-wearing mandates to save American lives. What’s more, many states have already issued guidelines urging or obligating brick-and-mortar businesses to require customers and employees to wear masks and practice social distancing. But when…

How will we know the US economy is recovering? Here are my key metrics

How will we know the US economy is recovering? Here are my key metrics

Is the pandemic over? Not even close. Cases are rising and no one really knows if, when or how the dreaded “second wave” will occur. There are lots of economists, analysts and experts pontificating on the future of the US economy. Don’t believe any of them. No one really knows. But if you’re a small…

Can HVAC guidance help prevent transmission of COVID-19?

Can HVAC guidance help prevent transmission of COVID-19?

Although much remains unknown about COVID-19, scientists have established that the coronavirus is highly contagious and transmitted via air. Studies suggest that it primarily spreads when infected people cough, sneeze, or talk—actions that expel respiratory droplets containing particles of coronavirus in combination with mucus or saliva. If these droplets land on or are inhaled by…

The Survival of Millions of Small Businesses Is Threatened

The Survival of Millions of Small Businesses Is Threatened

Mr. Dreibelbis is 69 years old. In mid–March he shut down his Pennsylvania restaurant. He quickly fell behind in payments to vendors, rent, utilities, and payroll. He hopes to see a return of customers when he reopens this summer. He received a Payroll Protection Program loan which goes mostly to pay his staff. He still…