Coronavirus hazard pay coming for some Shelby County employees

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 28, 2020 6:26 AM CT | Published: May 27, 2020 11:51 AM CT

Some Shelby County employees will receive a one-time $500 hazard pay stipend for their work as the county responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

<strong>Eddie Jones</strong>

Eddie Jones

The resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Eddie Jones, was approved Wednesday, May 27, by the County Commission in a special called meeting. The measure allocates $1.2 million for employees in the Health Department, sheriff’s office, fire department, corrections division and support services.

The money is a portion of the county’s $49.9 million federal CARES Act funding and will be distributed to the employees as a stipend during the first pay period in December.

The commission also approved a resolution that appropriates the CARES Act money for various county divisions and programs.

In addition, that resolution included a $6 million municipal relief fund for the suburban cities, which did not qualify individually for federal relief.

The city of Memphis received $113.6 million in CARES Act funds.

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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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