COVID-19 Resources

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For the food industry

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  • Advice for Food Industry

  • What can you (we) all do?

Key Points

Updated: September 9, 2020

  • In Today’s Recommendations for Industry, we provide this week’s 50-State Risk Matrix assessment. Read more here.

  • ICYMI (in case you missed it), as the fall/winter season approaches for the Northern Hemisphere and allergy seasons begins in the Southern Hemisphere, in Friday’s Recommendations for Industry, we started a discussion on “Is it Flu or COVID-19?” And what should you do about ill employees during flu season? We will discuss this further throughout the next few weeks. Read more here.

  • The CDC has updated its Travel Recommendations to highlight COVID-19 risk for countries around the world. If you are considering international travel, access CDC’s recommendations here.  You can also review Covid Controls for travel and lockdown restrictions by country.

  • The CDC has provided Guiding Principles for Considerations for Restaurants and Bars for assessing risk levels of various policies and configurations. The CDC highlighted the following risk profiles:

    • Lowest Risk: Food service limited to drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick-up.

    • More Risk: Drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick-up is the primary mode of sales with some on-site dining limited to outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.

    • Even More Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.

    • Highest Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity not reduced, and tables not spaced at least 6 feet apart.

  • Globally, there are over 27 million cases of COVID-19 (>898,000 deaths).

Recommendations for Industry

Risk Matrix Update: Week of September 08, 2020 


The average U.S. social index value increased to 30 this week, up from 26 and 27 in the last few weeks. This shift indicates that mobility within the U.S. has decreased.

  • Ten (10) states (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and Michigan) have reversed some of their re-opening policies, which vary by state. These states are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the matrix.

  • Twelve (12) states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut) are partially re-opening to varying levels. These states are indicated by a cross (†) in the matrix.

Thirteen (13) states, compared to last week’s 11 states, have a TPR greater than 10% indicating they have inadequate testing and/or increasing case counts:

  • North Dakota: 20%

  • South Dakota: 19%

  • Kansas: 18%

  • Mississippi: 17%

  • Iowa, Idaho: 15% 

  • Florida, Missouri: 13%

  • Arkansas, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Wisconsin: 11%


Looking at the Changes in Test Positive Rates (between last week and this week), Wyoming, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Mississippi, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Maryland, and Arkansas have experienced the greatest increases in Test Positive Rates.

TAG provides Risk Matrix analysis on a weekly basis to assist clients in their business planning. By tracking trends, we are able to deliver predictive and in-depth 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 specific states and impacts on your facilities and employee travel, give TAG a call today. We are here to help your business.

Outbreak Updates

As of September 09, 2020 (10:22 ET), there are over 27,615,000 cases (>898,000 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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