Getting students ready for back to school has never been as hectic as it was in 2020. In the fall, many schools tried keeping classes in person as much as possible, but once another outbreak struck, students and teachers had to transition to at-home learning.
The rolling out of the new COVID-19 vaccines is definitely changing the outlook for the fall 2021 back-to-school season for the better. According to the New York Times database, new COVID cases continue to decrease with each passing day. During the week of February 7-13, there were an average of 91,130 cases per day, a decrease of 39 percent from the average two weeks earlier. While we are still unsure if these decreasing numbers are due to the vaccines, it is leading up to be a busy and successful summer buying season for retailers.