15 Days to Flatten the Curve has turned into about 150 days here in Ohio, and around the country. In March, if you had asked me what September would look like, I would have never predicted the cancellation of Big 10 Football and schools still starting in an online format, but it sure is looking that way.
And we’re finding that no matter whether it’s back to church, back to school, or back to business, no one has exactly the same set of rules to follow, circumstances or policies. It’s a tough time to be leading an organization and life itself.
Teachers, pastors and business owners have a lot on their minds, and feel responsible to make a difference for those they serve.
Some of our clients reopened just last week, some opened in May, and some have yet to open their doors. Some are delaying projects, some have cancelled, and some are moving ahead. There is no right or wrong answer on how and whether to restart. You have to do what makes sense for your organization and team.
In a nutshell, we are all doing our best in an uncertain time. Unfortunately, paused economies are hard to restart, and they don’t come back perfectly.
Right now, our concerns are mostly related to the recovery in an economic sense and our ability to continue to receive the products you need in a timely fashion.
We are in good shape with respect to product availability generally, but things seem to be getting worse before getting better. We have had significant issues with PTZ Optics brand cameras, for example, but have Bird Dog, Vaddio, Panasonic and others. Blackmagic switchers and encoders have been delayed most of the last few months, and Behringer X32 and XR18 products have not reappeared yet.
All of that said, if you’re on the fence or think that you’ll be buying before the end of the year, please order what you need ASAP. We can’t predict what the future holds and hope that things continue to improve, but I expect some hiccups along the way.