As the 2nd Quarter of 2020 drew to a close, the overwhelming effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was in full force in Summit and Wasatch counties. The area had weathered the near complete shutdown of businesses and recreational activities. The U.S. as a whole was going through a bounce in reported cases as many states reopened too soon and without appropriate safeguards in place to quell the spread of the disease. Many governors were forced to reinstate closures and issue mask mandates. The only good news seemed to be that the real estate market in the Wasatch Back was resilient and rebounding.