Amazon said this week it would award $5 million in grants to small businesses near its Seattle offices where employees are no longer working amid the coronavirus outbreak — an offer local business owners say could provide them with some much-needed financial assistance. The e-commerce giant’s “Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund” is intended for restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops and other retailers that rely on foot traffic. But that business is greatly diminished after an Amazon worker in Seattle tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the company to send the rest of its local staff to work from their homes.  Coronavirus: Latest updates and more from CBS NewsThe Trump administration has proposed a payroll tax holiday and a $50 billion increase in low-interest Small Business Administration loans to business owners caught in the coronavirus slowdown. While politicians in Washington, D.C., debate what’s best for Main Street, states, municipalities and large companies are stepping in to help support local small businesses bearing the brunt of public health officials’ recommendations that Americans practice “social distancing” and stay home.  Seattle restaurant owner Fon Spaulding of Kati Vegan Thai near Amazon’s Salt Lake Union offices says she’ll need financial help to keep her place open


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