Will the latest COVID spike impact the economy in the fall? North Texas CEOs make predictions


No one is sure if the local spike in COVID-19 cases will continue indefinitely, but local executives made their predictions for the rest of the year.

Just as North Texas seemed to be heading into a post-COVID world, the Delta variant and high levels of unvaccinated residents have contributed to a skyrocketing number of cases.

While more than 2,000 patients across North Texas were hospitalized this week and Dallas County fights an executive order banning mask mandates, many businesses are struggling to get a hold on where the spike in cases leaves them.

The Dallas Business Journal staff spoke to CEOs and other decision-makers based in Dallas-Fort Worth about what they see in their respective industries and what the ballooning numbers could mean for their third and fourth…

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