7 Grants Helping Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the fashion, beauty and retail industries is staggering, as major retailers have shuttered their doors, halted production and even furloughed most of their employees in response to the virus.
While major companies are experiencing setbacks, small businesses across the country and the globe are feeling the brunt of the losses with many independent fashion labels ceasing operations, streamlining their collections and making other changes in anticipation for an uncertain future post-COVID-19.
Several major companies and cities across the country have responded to the challenges facing small businesses amid the pandemic by creating grants to keep them afloat, including the likes of Facebook, Google and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The $ 2 trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package signed by President Donald Trump last week also offers respite to small business owners, with a $ 350 billion federal small business loan program.
Here, WWD lists seven grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon has created a $ 5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to offer cash grants to small businesses with fewer than 50 employees or less than $ 7 million in annual revenue in the Seattle area, including in the South Lake Union, Bellevue and Regrade neighborhoods.
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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted the British Royal Family

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people across the globe in an unprecedented way. The virus continues to spread rapidly worldwide — the current count is 425,600 cases and 19,301 deaths globally as of March 25 — and even the British royal family hasn’t been exempt from its effect. Wednesday’s news that Prince Charles has contracted COVID-19 was the latest update in how the pandemic has impacted the monarchy.
The royal family began making changes to their daily schedules in early March as COVID-19 became a more serious public health crisis. Queen Elizabeth II, for one, left Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle a week earlier than she initially planned for the Easter holiday. She is now said to be staying at the castle with the ailing Prince Philip well beyond the Easter holiday.
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The youngest royals, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have also been impacted by COVID-19, as their school has shut down, like many others have been globally.
In the U.K., there are roughly 8,000 COVID-19 cases and there have been about 422 deaths, as of March 25.
Here, WWD breaks down the ways the royal family has reacted to and been impacted by

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