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Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Is Starting A Program For Hourly Workers Hurt By Coronavirus Shut Down

More and more businesses are starting to close across the U.S. as more and more people test positive for COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has officially reached a level where it is considered a pandemic. In some countries, quick action has slowed the rate of contagion to make it possible for people recover in waves, lightening the load on hospitals. In some, it’s a struggle. Italy, in particular, has been a frightening example of what can happen when hospitals are overcrowded with patients and medical supplies start to run out.

Basically, we don’t want that to happen anywhere in the U.S. (or anywhere in the world), but the federal government has been slow to move. Some think it’s because Donald Trump doesn’t want officials cases of COVID-19 on the record, so testing has been slowed down. Folks have begun voluntarily canceling large events and quarantining to protect each other. The NBA has shut down the season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, CNN reports. That’s devastating for the basketball players—but they’re doing fine financially.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants everyone to think of the hourly workers who are going to be massively hurt by the shutdown. He’s announced plans to start a program to financially help workers who can’t work because of coronavirus at the American Airlines Center.

“I reached out to the folks at the arena and our folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to support, financially support, people who aren’t going to be able to come to work,” Cuban said. “They get paid by the hour, and this was their source of income. So, we’ll do some things there. We may ask them to go do some volunteer work in exchange, but we’ve already started the process of having a program in place. I don’t have any details to give, but it’s certainly something that’s important to me.”

People really appreciate Cubans consideration, because it seems like how this will affect people’s finances is being given even less consideration by the federal government than public health, if that’s possible:

There are going to be many long term consequences to this pandemic, so let’s start taking care of each other right now.

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