As the waves come and go, there will continue to be severe economic implications that will impact businesses, families, and ultimately the economy.

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic took root in the United States, there are very few facets of life that have not been fundamentally altered. Some changes have been welcome, such as the embrace of remote work and digital tools, while others have been harder to adjust to (see masking and social distancing).

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.