Virus roundup …  

Mortgage payments for the month of April are not officially late until the 15th, but borrowers are flooding the government’s mortgage forbearance program. Requests to delay mortgage payments grew by 1,270% between the week of March 2 and the week of March 16, and another 1,896% between the week of March 16 and the week of March 30, according to numbers released Tuesday.  

• A New York Times analysis of internet usage in the U.S. shows that as we have been stuck at home our internet use behaviors have shifted, moving from cellphones back to computers, as the virus spread and pushed us to our devices for work, play and connection. 

• See Bloomberg’s map of how COVID-19 has spread across the world here.

Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering pickup or delivery.  

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