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By Ahmed Mori & Mileyka Burgos-Flores
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states and municipalities ordered “non-essential” workplaces shuttered. One survey showed that just weeks into the crisis, over half of small businesses expected revenue losses of 10 to 30 percent. One in five businesses expected their losses to be even greater. But as Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon and New York included commercial rents in their state-mandated eviction suspensions, Florida paid little more than lip service in terms of small business support.