Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.
The United States became the center of the coronavirus pandemic this week, with the most confirmed cases of any country in the world as of March 26th, 2020. To date, it is reported that more than 550,000 people have contracted the virus and at least 26,000 have died worldwide. As the country grapples with the exponential growth of cases in numerous hot spots like New York City, Detroit and New Orleans, food businesses continue to coordinate with local health departments to safeguard the public. Businesses across the industry are pivoting to implement COVID-19 rapid response programs and communications plans.