As Coronavirus Cases Fall In Chelsea, City Braces For Economic Fallout

In communities like Chelsea, it’s estimated close to half of the population, of mostly essential workers, is jobless.

“It’s going to be a long bumpy road for our residents. We don’t know how quickly they’ll be able to get gainful employment. And even if they have employment how many hours they’ll be working,” Avellaneda said.

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