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Coronavirus affects resources for restaurants, food workers

Restaurants have been blindsided by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a guide to services available to those affected, including financial and legal aid.
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 17, 2020
Restaurant operators and food service workers are reeling from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the closure of dine-in service at thousands of restaurants, bars and other venues across the country. We’ve put together a...
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