We’re going to be OK. Really. Despite the pandemic-induced anxiety, things are going to be OK. It is virtually impossible to visualize the serene river float that will occur 5 minutes beyond the rapids that are actively trying to swallow your raft when all your senses are focused on being present. Part of navigating the choppy waters we are in today requires a vision of what lies ahead, and I am convinced that the Colorado Front Range will fare far better than most any other place in the US when it comes to post-COVID-19 recovery.
For months, our communities, our nation, and the world have hit an unprecedented pause. The full economic impact has yet to be felt and for some sectors—retail and hospitality in particular—the COVID-19 shutdown has already been highly damaging.