It’s clear that the economic shutdown associated with coronavirus will hit small businesses hardest. Most have less than 30-days of cash reserve and the stay-at-home advisory will last longer than that. Some area organizations got together to quickly publish a regional impact study that represents the combined efforts of hundreds of small business organizations, advocacy groups, and small business owners. The study includes core principles for small business relief and recommended relief measures. Today, I signed a petition pushing for the relief measures to be implemented by the state, including requiring insurance companies to honor business interruption claims, waiving meals and sales taxes for Q1 2020 through Q1 2021, and adopting emergency rent rebate tax credit program.