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Congresswoman Elaine Luria comments on coronavirus concerns while volunteering in Hampton

Luria believes people should start receiving stimulus payments around April 10
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Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 15:21:03-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Congresswoman Elaine Luria just wrapped up volunteering at a food distribution site at Hampton VA Medical Center.

Once she finished helping out at the food distribution location, Congresswoman Luria took questions from News 3 surrounding concerns about the coronavirus.

She spoke about the lack of personal protective equipment available for healthcare workers, D.C. becoming a potential hotspot for the virus, how that will affect congress work safety, and made comments on the resignation of Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.

Luria also discussed the stimulus checks and when they should be arriving for many people.

“The time frame that I hear is that people should start receiving payments roughly around April 10. The means by which that will come is for people who have filed a tax return in 2018 or in 2019, and provided electronic funds transfer information to the IRS. That payment will come directly to that bank account in the means of a tax return.”

Officials say the checks will be $1,200 per person who makes less than $75,000 per year. Those making between $75,000 and $99,000 with receive a prorated amount. The checks are being distributed by the government to help stimulate the economy as businesses close amid the spread of COVID-19.

Click on the video below to see Congresswoman Luria's full interview.

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