Monday, May 25, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces State and Local Governments Will Provide Death Benefits for Frontline Workers Who Died From Covid-19


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Governor Cuomo: "Today we're saying we honor that service and we're going to make sure that every government in the State of New York provides death benefits to those public heroes who died from COVID-19 during this emergency. I also believe the federal government should be doing the same, honoring the frontline workers, showing Americans that we appreciate what you did, that you showed up when it was hard, that you worked when it was hard, you appeared for duty when it was troubling to do so. And I'm sure many people were afraid to show up, but they showed up anyway, and they deserve not just words of thanks but actions that show the appreciation."

Cuomo: "And I think the federal government should dedicate federal funds and pay hazard pay to those workers who showed up. It's a way of saying 'Thank you, we understand what you did, we appreciate what you did.' And it's a way of showing Americans that when there is a next time, and there is a next time, that we truly appreciate those people who show up and do their duty."

 Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19 during this emergency.

Governor Cuomo also renewed his call for the federal government to provide hazard pay for essential public workers on the front lines.

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