COVID-19 Resources

Due to the high number of inquiries received and the continuous developments regarding the virus, TAG is offering COVID-19 Retainer Packages to businesses concerned with the impact of this outbreak.

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Key Points

Updated: July 29, 2020

Key Points

  • With the start of the school year fast approaching and moving forward into the influenza season, last week, we discussed the importance of vaccines to protect your workforce. Read more here.

  • In Today’s Recommendations for Industry, we provide an update on the Weekly Risk Matrix to see what has changed over the past week. States with growing outbreaks include Mississippi, Arizona, Florida, and Alabama, amongst others. Read more here.

  • The USDA has provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the beef industry. Read more from the news briefing here. Click here to access the report.

  • Please be wary and alert about misinformation regarding COVID-19. It is essential to continue to wear cloth face coverings or masks as it is protective of others. Please regularly wash your hands. Finally, hydroxychloroquine has not proven effective against SARS-CoV-2.

  • Access the growing list of hand-sanitizers that the FDA has deemed dangerous because they contain methanol. Not only is methanol dangerous when ingested, it is also dangerous when applied to the skin (as it can be absorbed through your skin). Methanol can lead to adverse events, including blindness, cardiac effects, and other issues leading to potential illness and death. Click here to ensure the hand sanitizer you and your business are using are not on this list!

Recommendations for Industry

Weekly Risk Matrix Update (July 29, 2020)

As depicted in the TAG exclusive COVID-19 Risk Matrix updated each week, TAG’s analysis of national COVID-19 data shows that 14 states currently have a weekly test positive rate greater than 10%:

  • Mississippi: 24%

  • Arizona: 22%

  • Florida, Alabama: 19%

  • Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina: 16%

  • Nevada, Georgia: 14%

  • Missouri: 13%

  • Texas: 12%

  • Arkansas: 11%

  • Utah, Louisiana: 10%


The social index has remained the same as last week at 29, indicating that people are remaining mobile.

  • Because of increases in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., nine (9) states have reversed reopening guidance: California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Michigan.

  • Thirteen (13) stares are partially reopening: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


Both the data and the state guidances tell us that there is still no indication that you should begin relaxing protective measures in your facilities. Businesses are seeing increased absenteeism due to the coronavirus; as such, you must continue implementing all risk mitigation efforts to protect your workers and your business. Continue conducting employee wellness checks; ensure that all employees are wearing masks and social distancing; and maintain enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.


TAG continues to provide this analysis on a weekly basis to assist clients in their business planning. By tracking past and current trends, we can deliver predictive analytics to help businesses determine where their states appear to be headed; where governors may be implementing travel bans/quarantines, whether the business should be reopening or may have to close back down; etc. For further clarification and specifications on the states in which your facilities are located or employees need to travel, and other impacts on your situation, give TAG a call today. We are here to help your business. 

Outbreak Updates

As of July 29, 2020 (14:12 ET), there are over 16,800,000 cases (>662,000 deaths) worldwide.

Due to the increasing number of cases in the United States, TAG will move from reporting counts per country to focus on the United States, please see here for the data. For further information regarding worldwide numbers, please refer to John Hopkin University’s aggregate map.

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