Newsy 16 Oct 2020

Rural Hospitals Struggle To Survive The Pandemic


As rural hospitals close up shop, some Americans are forced to travel longer distances for care.

Testing is fundamental to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. It is, in fact, the most important task in disease control: it allows to separate the sick from the healthy people.
With small businesses accounting for nearly half of all jobs in the U.S., many business owners are continuing the struggle during the pandemic.
Legacy Toys in Minnesota was able to use their PPP loan to bring furloughed employees back to work and launch an online store. That revenue stream helped their brick-and-mortar locations survive the pandemic. Legacy Toys owner Brad Ruoho tells CBSN about the company's growth and his passion for educating children.
More than 50 historically Black communities once thrived in the state, but that number has dwindled to just 13

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