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Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Zachary Basu — is 395 words, a 2-minute read.
Situational awareness: The Senate passed the House's coronavirus relief package, which provides free testing, paid sick leave and other aid to people impacted by the crisis.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Amid all the discussion about how the pandemic is roiling Wall Street, its most acute impact is being felt on Main Streets around the country, Axios' Erica Pandey and Courtenay Brown write.
Between the lines: Across America, it'll be some time before official economic data bears out what plenty are hearing anecdotally. The Economic Policy Institute estimates the crisis will claim 3 million jobs, including many employed by small businesses, by the summer.
Even small businesses that are still open because they are considered "essential" are struggling.
The National Federation of Independent Business has been fielding nonstop calls from small business owners seeking advice.
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in D.C. may be canceled, but nature isn't.
The National Park Service will temporarily suspend entrance fees at all parks that remain open during the coronavirus crisis, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced.
📖 1 wild read: The N.Y. Times' Charlie Warzel found a group of people who entered the Grand Canyon on Feb. 19 for a 25-day rafting trip with no phones or internet connection. They returned to a changed world. Subscription.
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