Wyoming hospital staff to receive hazard pay

Employees at Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo, Wyo., will receive hazard pay during the COVID-9 pandemic, according to a news release.

Employees who worked from March 2020 through January 2021 will receive a one-time payout covering the 10-month period. Full-time employees will receive $5,000, and part-time employees will receive $2,500. Per diem employees will receive $1,000.

"We appreciate their individual and collective efforts during this unique and challenging public health emergency," CEO Sean McCallister said in the release. "We are extremely proud of the courage, poise, preparation, skill and teamwork demonstrated by our entire team."

The payout, approved Jan. 27, is coming from federal HHS COVID-19 stimulus funds.


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