The DESI 2020 reports are based on 2019 data. They assess the status of the digital economy and society prior to the pandemic. The current crisis is having a significant impact on key societal indicators relating to the use of internet services by citizens. This does not show in the latest 2019 official statistics reported in DESI. Consequently, the DESI 2020 findings need to be read in conjunction with the large number of digital-related measures taken by the Commission and the Member States in order to manage the pandemic and to support the economic recovery.