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As States Ease Mask Rules, Essential Workers Worry About Safety and Jobs

Leo Carney worries that bigger crowds and mask-less diners could endanger workers at the Biloxi, Mississippi, seafood restaurant where he manages the kitchen. Maribel Cornejo, who earns $9.85 an hour as a McDonald’s cook in Houston, can’t afford to get …

Without More Aid, Many Small Businesses Won’t Make It

OAKLAND, Calif./NEW YORK — After surviving two strokes at age 27, Olivia Colt threw herself into starting a catering business, a lifelong dream. Ten years and another stroke later, she had built Salt & Honey Catering Plus Events into a …

Reopening Guidelines Released for Connecticut Businesses

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont released detailed phase 2 pandemic lockdown reopening guidelines for Connecticut businesses on Sunday, stressing social distancing, limited capacity, face mask requirements and sanitation. The state had 16 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 4,071, and …