Dear Coalition Members,

As recent reports indicate, cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant are increasing across the nation. With rising case numbers and diminishing capacities at local hospitals, it's looking inevitable that society's return to a 'new normal' could once again be placed on pause. We empathize with small business owners and entrepreneurs across the state, knowing that many are now left grappling with what the reality of a second wave may mean for their business, while still recovering from 2020's lost revenues.