January 2, 2020: Pneumonia like outbreak in Wuhan, China, identified as a new coronavirus
January 21, 2020: First confirmed case of COVID-19 identified in Washington state
January 22, 2020: Economist, Rich Wobbekind speaks at BizWest Economic Forecast, predicting, "No recession on the horizon"
February 24, 2020: U.S. stock market plummets over COVID-19 fears, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average experiences the worst day in two years
February 29, 2020: First recorded death from COVID-19 is reported in the U.S.
March 6, 2020: $8.3 billion emergency spending package signed to combat COVID-19
March 11, 2020: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic
March 13, 2020: National state of emergency is declared, freeing up $50 billion to help fight pandemic
March 18, 2020: Trading halted on Wall Street for the fourth time in two weeks
March 19, 2020: California issues a state wide "stay-at-home" order, New York, New Jersey and other states begin to follow suit
March 20, 2020: Wall Street suffers worst weekly performance since the 2008 financial crisis
March 25, 2020: World Health Organization warns U.S. could become the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 54,810 cases, including 781 deaths
March 26, 2020: Colorado stay-at-home order in effect until April 11th, a day after Larimer and Weld counties issue their own stay-at-home order. U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass China with 82,474 cases and more than 1,100 deaths reported
March 27, 2020: Unemployment filings spike to over 3.28 million nationwide - the largest number ever recorded in history. The House and Senate pass a $2 trillion stimulus package, the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history