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Business Struggles During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Line

1340 Line COVID and Biz

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 

Dealing With Domestic Violence During COVID-19

1340 Domestic Violence and COVID

April 3, 2020 – NMIF Correspondent MeganKamericktalks with the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence about how stay-at-home orders might put victims of domestic abuse at risk for harm. TheU.S. Justice Departmentreports that nearly 9 out of 10 incidents of family violence happen in or near a residence and most spousal violence happens in a victim’s home. How are agencies around the state grappling with remote work and social distancing while also helping victims escape violent situations? And are there new ways to reach victims who might not be able to ask for help? 

Guests:
Pam Wiseman, director, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Gwyn Kaitis, policy coordinator, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Resources
Domestic Violence In The Age Of Coronavirus: What Happens When You’re Stuck at Home, But Home Isn’t Safe?USA Today
Isolation, Stress Spur Concerns Domestic Violence Will IncreaseSanta Fe New Mexican
Stay at Home Order a ‘Perfect Recipe for a Nightmare’ of Domestic ViolenceNew Mexico In Depth
France Announces Plan To Aid Domestic Abuse Victims During Coronavirus Crisis– NPR
Coronavirus and ‘Domestic Terrorism’: How to Stop Family Violence Under LockdownThe Conversation
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline– 505-246-9240
National Domestic Violence Hotline (call or online chat)
Enlace(for Spanish speakers) 505-246-8972