COVID-19 continues its merciless advance across the United States, leaving no individual or industry unaffected. As of this writing, there are 1.2 million confirmed cases in the country and 68,279 deaths, according to the CDC. Additionally, Forbes reports that the U.S. service sector index fell from a March reading of 52.5 to 41.8 in April, marking the first time the services industry has been in a contraction since December 2009.

In a new whitepaper, national insurance and financial services firm Alera Group has detailed the effects of COVID-19 on 10 of the hardest-hit sectors. Headed up by employee benefits practice leader Sally Prather, and property and casualty practice leader Mark Englert, the report analyzes the pandemic's impact on agriculture, construction, higher education, health care, hospitality and gaming, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations, the public sector, restaurants, and small businesses.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.