Hurricane Zeta left more than 2.1 million people without power after charging into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday. We are unaware of any major supply disruptions experienced by petrochemicals operations due to the storm.
The southern California wildfires that forced more than 130,000 evacuations earlier this week have been mostly contained, officials say.
Fires are still blazing in Colorado, damaging or destroying 700 structures and burning 600 square miles in the northern part of the state.
With tight freight capacity nationwide and supply constraints with many plastic resins, clients are advised to provide expanded lead times on orders to help ensure delivery dates.
The U.S. set a new record for confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday with 89,940, about one new case per second. The total number of infections countrywide approached 9 million, with 1 million infections added in the past 14 days.
Illinois reported a new daily case record for the second time in a week on Thursday, with 6,363.
Ohio shattered its record for new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 3,590, the first day with infections above 3,000.
Minnesota reported a record number of COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 2,872.
Indiana reported a record number of COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 3,649.
New Jersey on Thursday reported its highest case count since May — 1,477, prompting the governor to impose new restrictions on some of the state’s hardest hit areas.
Kansas reported a record number of cases Wednesday, as the state’s governor considered calling a special legislative session to impose a statewide mask mandate.
Cases in Iowa are surging, with the hospitalization rate reaching a record 600.
After reporting a record number of cases Wednesday, a South Dakota health official said 28 residents have possibly been reinfected with the disease 90 days after first contracting it.
Researchers in several cities are testing sewage to track COVID-19 case levels. The tests mirror trends seen by the more common method of counting cases, but can also show specific areas, neighborhoods and even buildings where the virus may be spreading.
U.S. auto sales have roared back faster than expected, fueled by low interest rates, government stimulus and a shift in consumer spending from services to goods.
With an official COVID-19 death count exceeding 90,000 in Mexico, Mexicans face a muted and somber Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Sunday, a day set aside to celebrate passed loved ones. The government is closing cemeteries and discouraging social gatherings.
We bid our M. Holland families in the U.S. a safe Halloween and extend best wishes to our Mployees in Mexico for the Día de Muertos celebration.
Reminder: Daylight saving time takes effect this Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 a.m.
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