BTC STYLIST FORUM Coronavirus Live News Updates 3/18: U.S. Congress Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill

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      The United States Senate has passed a bill expected to be signed by President Trump that is the emergency aid package to be passed. The approved legislation includes:

      -Offer two weeks of paid sick and family leave to many American workers who are in quarantine, helping a family member with COVID-19 or who have children whose schools have closed. Workers will get 100% of their normal salary.

      -A total of 12 weeks of paid leave to many of those who have children whose schools have closed. Workers would get about 67% of their normal salary for this period.

      -Bolsters unemployment insurance.

      -Free testing for the coronavirus for those who need it.

      -Boosts food assistance (SNAP) and federal funding for Medicaid.

      For more information visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/world/coronavirus-news.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage#link-7c942a75

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