Tuesday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Tuesday’s business headlines.

Hotel changes

Hotel are going to look at lot different than before COVID-19.

Some properties are disinfecting spaces several times a day and visibly labeling sanitized high-touch items such as remote controls and light switches.

Some properties are reducing potential exposure by temporarily shutting down rooms or properties between guest visits.

Many venues have switched to grab-and-go style breakfast offerings.

Some hotels haven’t yet reopened pools or they are stepping up their cleaning of the common areas.

Southwest buyouts

More than 25% of Southwest Airlines employees reportedly have volunteered to take buyouts or extended leaves of absence.

That’s 17,000 employees.

The voluntary leaves boost the airline’s effort to avoid resorting to furloughs for the first time in its nearly 50-year history.

Pandemic mental health

Fifty-four percent of American workers reported being depressed between February and June during the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of American workers struggling with mental health conditions during the coronavirus pandemic remains high, new data suggests.

The current state of mental health among Americans may not be surprising, considering millions have lost their jobs and those lucky enough to still have one may be facing pay cuts or reduced hours.

And doctors say the economic hardship brought on by the pandemic is especially troubling, as it can bring on stress trigged by financial instability.

Oil and gas prices

Oil and gas prices dipped due to lockdown fears.

As California partially shuts down, some are calling on Florida to do so.

This has caused some to think there will be less demand for gas as people are forced to stay home again.