'Coronavirus Daily': Stimulus Package, Coping with Isolation, and Travel Bans

Jacquie Cadorette
March 25, 2020 - 6:01 pm

"Coronavirus Daily" talks about the $2 trillion stimulus package, the best ways to cope with cabin fever, and the effects that the stay-at-home orders have had on Americans traveling abroad.

The government is working to help workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, putting into place a $2 trillion stimulus package. Experts say that spending money on helping small businesses is useful in keeping their workers employed.

The bill tries to replace the salary that unemployed workers previously received.

If you're having a hard time paying credit card bills, it's important to let your provider know.

The uncertainty of the day-to-day has led to nationwide stress and anxiety. There are three main tips to staying grounded: Disconnect from the news a bit more, stay connected to your friends and loved ones through FaceTime and phone calls, and think about giving your body more breaks daily than you're typically used to.

When people are stuck at home, this can be hugely dangerous to victims of domestic violence. Experts say it's important to put a safety plan in place with professionals, using hotels as a last resort.

Many resources are offering phone assistance for situations involving domestic violence, helping victims to put these safety plans in place.

Some Americans are stuck in other countries, having traveled before the outbreak and now stuck amid travel bans. One particular American, Jenny Lubkin, who is stuck in Peru, has said a quarantine was in place since 24 hours after she landed. All flights she has attempted to book have been canceled.

She's keeping emergency money on hand and staying in a hostel in Lima. She keeps the nerves at bay by accepting that she's doing as much as she can and keeping in touch with her friends and family.

Other notable moments in the news today include the following:

1010 WINS reports that Four Seasons hotel will house medical workers responding to NYC's coronavirus outbreak. WCBS 880 reports that the pandemic has caused the June 7th Tony Awards to be postponed.

In California, the Mayor of LA has warned that nonessential businesses that don't close may face charges and shut-off utilities, according to KNX. KCBS reports that 6 Bay Area schools have extended their school closures.

According to WWJ, Target will begin cleaning checkout lanes between transactions to prevent the spread of the virus. KRLD reports that President Trump has granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Texas, making more resources available for coronavirus response.

Health officials announce that Philadelphia has seen its first coronavirus-related death, according to KYW. Meanwhile, Illinois' coronavirus cases have spiked by 330, WBBM reports.

Tune in to Coronavirus Daily to get the most up-to-date information on this growing global crisis.

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