Washington Expands Safety Net Over Virus Fears

Via The Washington Examiner:

The state of Washington will provide expanded unemployment benefits to workers affected by the novel coronavirus that has killed 24 residents in the state as of Tuesday evening. 

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that the Washington Employment Security Department will expand unemployment benefits to workers at businesses that reduce hours or close temporarily due to sick workers. 

Many restaurants in the Seattle area have reported significant drops in customers because of fears surrounding COVID-19. 

Many restaurants have turned to “no-contact” home deliveries of meals to try to replace sales from lost customers.