Billionaire Mark Cuban announced on Twitter that he’s reimbursing all his employees who eat lunch at locally owned, independent restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“We in! Just sent the email for Mavs and my companies. Anyone who buys from small local, independent (sorry big company owned chains), will get reimbursed for their lunch and coffee/teas. We will start with this week and go from there,” Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, wrote.

The initiative to support local businesses suffering at the hands of the virus — like New York City restaurant Jing Fong — was first tweeted by the company CivicScience.

“As most of us begin to work remotely, it’s crucial that we continue to support our community – especially small businesses. CivicScience will be reimbursing employees’ expenses from local establishments this week and we hope other companies do the same,” wrote CEO John Dick.

The Mavericks announced on Twitter the team would cease all activities through Monday to comply with the NBA guidelines as a precaution against the deadly disease.

On Thursday, Cuban said he expects the NBA season to only be postponed, not canceled.

“Hopefully this virus runs its course over the next 60 days or so and then at that point, we can start making decisions about: Does the NBA play games, what our schedule looks like, how we progress from there?” Cuban said on ESPN’s “Get Up.”

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