Today’s blog is a long one, so we are going to knock out this introduction quickly.
As schools reopen and the summer travel season closes, I thought we should talk some about Hawaii. The island state has become a microcosm of the intersections between public health, economic interest, and the practicalities of massive tourist destinations in the era of a seemingly permanent pandemic.
The Biden administration is seeking to require businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccination or weekly testing among their workforces. In response, earlier this week, one of the nation’s largest trade groups reached out to the administration with a series of questions and concerns, not challenging the potential new policy but instead pleading for clarity and consistency in its implantation and application.
As we just detailed in our market research blog, restaurant chains like McDonald’s are preparing for the likelihood that dining rooms will soon be closing in certain areas of the country with high COVID-19 infection rates.