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Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the ongoing public health crisis. In response, last week San Antonio City Council officially allocated $25 million to help pay the bills of those affected by COVID-19's economic fallout.

The federal government is spending $2 trillion to help individuals and entities hurt by the COVID-19 public health emergency. What's in the stimulus package and how could it help you?

For this week's "Ask the Expert" segment, we discuss elective surgery caseloads, the regional supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and rural facilities readiness to meet coronavirus patient demands.

Conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic can lead to more dangerous and frequent family violence and abuse. The method in place to protect the public from the COVID-19 threat is the same tactic predators and abusers often use to inflict harm: isolation. 

At least 554 coronavirus cases and 20 deaths had been confirmed in San Antonio as of Wednesday evening.