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Covid-19 Impact


COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.

Four priorities for supporting black Americans during and after COVID-19

– COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on black Americans has underscored persistent structural and systemic issues. Solutions during the recovery should target four areas.

The prevalence of COVID-19 across the United States

Epidemiological data tracking the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and testing efforts

US small-business vulnerability during the COVID-19 crisis

The most vulnerable sectors include some 1.7 million small businesses.

The new possible: Human stories shaping a post-COVID-19 world

Every day, what we knew as normal before coronavirus fades away, and we find ourselves in a transitional space where we cope with the crisis day by day and wonder what we’ll be doing whenever the next normal arrives.

Leadership mindsets


Fostering employee productivity and morale through COVID-19

– There are several things leaders can do to help safeguard employees’ mental health in these challenging times.

Avoiding a ‘social recession’: A conversation with Vivek Murthy

– The former US surgeon general discusses the effects of the crisis on both individuals and the public-health system, issues a call to action, and warns against slipping backward.

General James Mattis on leading in a crisis and thriving in the next normal

– The former US defense secretary shares lessons on how to emerge from the pandemic and prepare for what comes next, in a conversation with McKinsey global managing partner Kevin Sneader.

Response Tools

Reopening workplaces amid COVID-19: A collection of safety measures

A summary of methods that organizations are using to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus outbreak.

Reopening higher-education institutions amid COVID-19: Ten considerations for leaders

An overview of issues to consider when building strategies for returning to campus after COVID-19 closures.

For governments

Resources to help government officials navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

For business leaders

Checklists, articles, and learning sessions to help executives navigate the COVID-19 crisis and the next normal.

For healthcare providers

Information on sourcing critical goods and materials for responding to COVID-19.

For small businesses

Programs supporting small-business owners during the COVID-19 crisis, plus guidelines on reopening.

McKinsey Live

Join our experts for the latest on navigating beyond the crisis and shaping the next normal that lies ahead.
July 8, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Investing in Black lives and livelihoods: What stakeholders can do

COVID-19 has had a severe and disproportionate impact on the health and wealth of Black Americans. Join McKinsey partner Jason Wright to discuss what’s at stake and how employers and others can respond.
July 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

Returning to the workplace: Lessons from essential businesses

As lockdowns lift across the globe, many businesses are reopening their doors—and encountering a new array of safety concerns. Join Shubham Singhal, global leader of McKinsey's Healthcare Systems & Services practice, and senior partner Virginia Simmons as they discuss what organizations can learn from the essential businesses that have remained open throughout the crisis.


The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations, leading to increased food insecurity, underemployment and unemployment, and barriers to access to healthcare resources. It takes deep collaboration and an unprecedented mobilization of resources to protect lives, livelihoods, and communities during and following the outbreak. We are taking action with others to help those who need it most.
We are supporting Feeding America to optimize their supply chain, improving their ability to reduce food insecurity for the more than 54 million people across the United States who are currently estimated to be food insecure. The work will help Feeding America to better understand local needs, identify sources of food to close the demand/supply gap, and improve front-line operations to safely and efficiently deliver food where it’s needed.
Talent Exchange is an online marketplace from FMI (The Food Industry Association) and Eightfold that aims to help people who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus crisis find work by using AI to match candidates with available roles. We provided our research and insights on the US jobs market across sectors to help better understand employment needs and how they are shifting in the rapidly evolving situation.


Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.

Ready, set, go: Reinventing the organization for speed in the post-COVID-19 era

– The need for speed has never been greater. Here are nine ways companies can get faster.

Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.



Which small businesses are most vulnerable to COVID-19—and when

– Those with relatively limited financial resources are most at risk, but none are immune to the pandemic’s effects. Understanding which small businesses in the US are most threatened can help the rest of us respond to the crisis.

Well-being in Europe: Addressing the high cost of COVID-19 on life satisfaction

– Recovery will depend on saving lives, sustaining livelihoods, and supporting quality of life.

COVID-19’s effect on minority-owned small businesses in the United States

– Already vulnerable, minority-owned small businesses brace for disproportionate impact. Here’s how to help.

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