Mavericks owner and Preston Hollow neighbor Mark Cuban hired a team of secret shoppers to find out how businesses were opening in Dallas during the coronavirus pandemic and whether they were complying with mandatory protocols. “It’s not good,” he says. “I wanted to get an understanding of what opening meant to businesses around Dallas. Were they opening? What precautions were they taking? Were employees in safe environments? And bigger picture, I wanted to know if these are places that I would feel safe taking my family to.”

Cuban hired a company called Shiftsmart. They called 1,000 restaurant and retail locations to find out the re-open rate and went to 300 locations to see how they were complying. Among the findings:
  • Only 36% of businesses chose to open on the opening weekend.
  • Overall 96% of businesses were noncompliant across all mandatory protocols and all locations.

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