Massive Relief Bill Leaves Some Industries Happy, Others Disappointed
The unveiling of a massive coronavirus relief package on Monday drew praise from some business groups, while others criticized Congress for not including their top priorities as the pandemic stretches into 2021.
Travel and entertainment companies secured sought-after provisions, but public sector unions and independent restaurants were largely left out of the $900 billion bill.
Here is how major industries fared in the COVID-19 relief measure.
Long-term care facilities
Long-term care facility residents and workers are at the front of the line to receive the vaccine but were not included in the relief package.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, which represents more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities, criticized the lack of funding for personal protective equipment, testing and payroll support.
The association noted that nearly two-thirds of long-term care facilities are operating at a loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.