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Sen. Mitt Romney on coronavirus: What both Utahns and the government should be doing

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 20:29:05-04

Sen. Mitt Romney spoke with FOX 13 Saturday about COVID-19 from Washington, D.C.

Romney believes the most discouraging thing is how long it took testing to come out for the novel coronavirus and how long it's taking test results to come back.

And while we deal with the pandemic, here are things he'd like to see happen next:

"First, I'd like older folks, like myself, and people with health compromised in some way or another to take extreme measures to keep themselves separate from other people who might bring the virus to them. And secondly, I’d like the rest of our citizens to patronize small businesses to the extent they can."

Romney says he has presented the Senate Relief Act to Democrats and expects to be able to draft some legislation for a vote on Monday. It would include a check for individuals and families, increasing unemployment insurance as well as assistance for businesses both big and small.