On April 21st, 2021, Governor Newsom declared a regional state of emergency for the Russian River Watershed in Sonoma and Mendocino counties due to record low water levels. Several months after, 50 out of 58 counties were declared to be in a drought emergency. In response, California water regulators voted unanimously on August 3rd, 2021,
On June 15th, almost 15 months after the first shutdown orders were issued in the Bay Area, California “fully reopened” its economy. This is an important milestone and an opportunity for us to both reflect and plan. As we look forward and discuss what the reopening means for business, at ClearPath we believe it is important to keep each new challenge in the context of the past 15 months. Just one year ago, business leaders were fighting for survival: setting up remote networks, struggling to obtain everything from PPE to laptops, adapting to constantly changing restrictions, obtaining PPP loans and other financing, and above all trying to protect the health and livelihoods of their employees. We overcame those challenges and more, both business and personal. The problems business leaders face in the second half of 2021 are small by comparison.