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CARES Act

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is launching an effort to hand out more than 1 million face coverings to the public.

The coverings, which the county bought using funding from the federal CARES Act, will be distributed in partnership with the city, towns, and villages. The county is also providing Rochester with 500,000 non-medical masks; the city will announce its distribution plans at a later date, according to a news release sent out Wednesday.

Congressman Joe Morelle joins us to discuss the coronavirus relief bill that passed both houses and was signed by the president. We also discuss how Rep. Morelle sees the ongoing crisis, and how to eventually reignite the economy.

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The Rochester Area Community Foundation is offering a webinar to help people and organizations affected by the pandemic better understand the CARES Act.

This hour, we’re joined by experts who will be leading to webinar. They discuss how organizations can access the federally-backed forgivable loans available through the program and how they work. They also answer listener questions about individual and small business relief. Our guests: