As the “curve” of new infections appears to flatten, discussions have shifted toward a potential reopening of the economy in the coming weeks, according to Meyers Research’s fifth weekly COVID-19 Update webinar, held on April 15th, 2020.

Among the many plans coalescing around the country, California has released a plan focused on testing and safety, and Apple and Google are developing a contact tracing app focused on limiting viral spread. “All of the different plans, from the federal government, governors, and health officials about opening the economy say the same thing: the reopening will be slow and stages,” says Ali Wolf, chief economist at Meyers Research. “But the good news for our space is that construction, manufacturing, and early education are the common sectors that keep coming up as the ones that can ramp up work the quickest and the safest.”

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