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Business Struggles During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Line

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April 3, 2020 –  Non-essential businesses have been told they cannot serve customers in their store or office locations. Because of this, businesses have been downsizing or closing, laying off employees, and dealing with the inability to pay rent or utilities. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel talk about the effects of COVID-19 prevention on businesses statewide and look at ways for the economy to bounce back in the future. 

Line Panelists:
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies
Laura Sanchez, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital 

For Further Reading: 
Help for Businesses Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Health Emergency
CARES Act: Udall, Heinrich: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $377 Billion in Small Business Aid
Udall, Heinrich: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $377 Billion in Small Business Aid  Albuquerque Journal
Disaster Loan Assistance
NM Family Friendly Business 

Social Distancing and Alternative Teaching During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Line

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April 3, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss local government’s actions, including closing public schools through the end of this term to slow the spread of the current virus pandemic. The group also looks at how parents are educating kids while they’re at home, including NMPBS’ partnership with APS – “APS @ Home” – which broadcast K-5 lessons on channel 5.1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Lessons begin April 6.  

Line Panelists:
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies
Laura Sanchez, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital 

For Further Reading and Information: 
APS & NMPBS Broadcasting Student Lessons During Coronavirus Crisis
APS @Home: Broadcasting Student Lessons During COVID-19 Crisis/ Daily TV and Web Content for K-5 Students
NM Officials ‘Strongly Encourage’ Mask Wearing in Public Albuquerque Journal
Getting Ready for Outbreak’s Peak in New MexicoSanta Fe New Mexican
NM School Districts Prepare for New Plans for the Last Weeks of School NM Political Report