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Ahead of the Curve Auto Supplier
BlogsPublications | March 17, 2022
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Ahead of the Curve Auto Supplier

2022 COVID-19 Lockdowns

Yogi Berra’s “It’s déjà vu all over again” resonates so loud and clear with us today, March 17, 2022. The COVID-19 virus is now resurfacing, and outbreaks are occurring across several cities overseas. And, governments are instituting lockdowns to help prevent the spread of the virus. It seems like we’ve traveled back in time to March 2020 when COVID-19 swept the world and paralyzed cities, nations and entire countries – that was almost exactly two years ago. With this recent turn of events, two questions come to mind: 1) Will the outbreak arrive in the United States? and 2) What will the effects be?

While much of the United States has opened up in the past few weeks, with people returning to mostly normal life and mask mandates disappearing, China’s zero-COVID policy has resulted in lockdowns in several cities with outbreaks. The lockdowns include manufacturing hubs like Shenzhen and Dongguan. At this time, the lockdowns are set to end by March 20, 2022. But as we have learned over the past two years, these timeframes are fluid and subject to change.

And, as we know all too well, what happens elsewhere will affect supply chains here. The effects may arrive at our doorsteps within days or weeks. Are you ready? Here are three steps you can take to prepare for this resurgence of COVID-19:

    Warner’s automotive and supply chain attorneys are staying on top of news related to these current lockdowns and additional events that may impact the way you do business. We’re here to assist and advise you through these uncertain times and potential curves in the road.