Study: Whitefish Losses Total $732,000 Per Day Due to Coronavirus

Even though local public health measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic are barely weeks old, the Whitefish business community is already losing more than $732,000 in daily revenue, according to a study released Tuesday, offering a snapshot of the downturn that local economies may have to endure for months to come.

The Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau (Explore Whitefish) and the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce released a “Whitefish Business Economic Impact Study” to estimate the economic impact on businesses in the last two weeks of March, as a result of emergency measures related to the spread of COVID-19 cases.

Initial estimates reveal that the business community operating within Whitefish city limits is experiencing total revenue losses of more than $732,000 per day compared to the same time period last year.