It would be nearly impossible to overstate COVID-19's disruptive effects on the economy. As the virus took hold in early 2020, lockdowns and restrictions brought some businesses to a screeching halt, many of which have still not fully recovered. Frontline employees in sectors like hospitality, retail, the arts, and more found themselves out of work indefinitely. Policymakers have faced difficult decisions - and no shortage of criticism - over how and when to reopen while balancing public health with fiscal health. The state of the economy encapsulates all of the challenges and tradeoffs inherent in navigating a once-in-a-generation pandemic. So where do we go from here?
On Wednesday, March 31, our "New Normal" mini-series concludes with a conversation between Deborah Jordy, Executive Director of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, and Ed Sealover, Senior Reporter at the Denver Business Journal, with opening remarks from Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver. They'll cover the latest policy guidance, trends across different sectors, and provide an outlook on what the near future will look like for cities and communities. We'd invite you to submit your questions for the panel in advance upon registration or live during the broadcast for potential inclusion in the discussion.
This free public webinar will be simulcast on the Institute's Facebook
channels and is a collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.