Coronavirus impact: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf talks relief for small businesses, long term solutions for homeless community

OAKLAND, Calif (KGO) -- Many small businesses across the state have halted working due to novel coronavirus. However, there may be some relief for them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shares how Facebook is providing $15 million in grants to Bay Area small businesses and how you can register for a grant.

She also discusses short and long term solutions for the Oakland homeless population and the efforts to keep them safe from COVID-19.

There is a Oakland Virtual Town Hall Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mayor Schaaf's social media channels. The mayor will give updates and answer questions LIVE about the city's COVID-19 response and host a panel of experts to answer questions on worker's benefits, tenants rights, and strategies for health and wellness during this time.

Watch ABC7's "Midday Live" every weekday at 11 a.m., right after "The View." You can also stream it live or watch it on the ABC7 News App.

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