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States And Cities Scramble Amid Virus `Chaos’ in Washington (2)

March 16, 2020, 7:42 PMUpdated: March 17, 2020, 2:26 AM

Faster unemployment benefits were instituted Monday in at least three states, and San Francisco announced it will help private employers pay sick leave as governors and mayors moved to blunt the impact of paychecks lost because of the new coronavirus.

“We want everyone to know that staying home to take care of themselves and their families is the most important thing they can do,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said.

Meanwhile, the California Legislature on Monday unanimously passed an aid package that would provide an initial $500 million and allow for as much as $1 billion to be appropriated if ...

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