Gov. Ralph Northam introduced that $73 million in federal CARES Act funding would permit hazard pay to extra virtually 43,500 residence well being care staff within the state.
RICHMOND, Va. — Hundreds of residence well being staff in Virginia will obtain a one-time examine of $1,500 for his or her work in the course of the pandemic.
Gov. Ralph Northam introduced on Thursday that $73 million in federal CARES Act funding would permit hazard pay to extra virtually 43,500 residence well being care staff within the Commonwealth.
The non-public care attendants who served high-risk populations in the course of the starting of the pandemic are eligible to obtain the examine.
Northam’s workplace mentioned the hazard pay would go to these staff who offered private care and who served Medicaid members between March 12 and June 30.
“Dwelling well being care staff are sometimes unseen, unsung, and underpaid, however they do the very important work of caring for susceptible Virginians,” mentioned Gov. Northam in a information launch.
“Their jobs put them at greater threat throughout this pandemic, and this hazard fee is a method we are able to acknowledge that they put themselves in hurt’s method to assist others. I wish to thank our residence well being care staff for the work they do day-after-day to maintain folks wholesome.”
Along with the hazard funds, the state price range that went into impact July 1 included a seven p.c pay increase over two years for residence well being staff.
The Division of Medical Help Providers, which oversees Virginia’s Medicaid program, will work with suppliers over the approaching weeks to manage the funds to eligible staff.