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NYC public schools closed, evictions halted amid pandemic, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | March 16, 2020 - 11:00AM 

New York City’s public schools are closed through April 20, and possibly through the end of the school year (PIX11)

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the city’s bars and restaurants to close, limiting them to takeout and food delivery (The New York Times)

NYC halted all evictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic (The Real Deal)

New York State is waiving the seven-day waiting period for unemployment insurance for New Yorkers laid off during the pandemic (Brklyner)

In Washington, the House passed an economic relief bill early Saturday with billions of dollars for paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and free coronavirus testing. The bill heads to the Senate (The Washington Post)

The Federal Reserve on Sunday said it would cut its target interest rate to near zero to prop up the economy (CNN)

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