Stock market plunge triggers a trading halt

Wall Street’s sell-off reached a new level Monday, as a 7% plunge in the markets triggered a trading halt shortly after the opening bell.  The market failed to recover, with the Dow tumbling more than 2,000 points at the close. Continued worries about the economic impact from the coronavirus, along with a steep drop in oil prices, weighed on the markets.

A report from the Washington Post states the Trump administration is considering proposals to help workers and businesses at this time, including possibly expanding paid sick leave.

Several of New Jersey’s health insurers say they will waive the cost of testing for the COVID-19 virus by eliminating insurance copays.