The latest federal coronavirus relief package provides 300-billion dollars for a small business loan program that allows employers to keep workers on the payroll. And it provides around $75 billion to hospitals to help battle COIVD-19. U-S Senator Tina Smith says rural hospitals, in particular, have been struggling…

“They’ve lost a lot of their regular revenue because they have been shutting down their elective surgery and they really need help even as they’re also spending money to prepare for the onslought because of COVID-19.”

The measure also allocates $25 billion for increased COVID-19 testing.