NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday state and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19 during the pandemic.
We will continue to show respect to our frontline heroes not just with words, but with action.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 25, 2020
Today we are announcing that the State & Local government will provide death benefits for public heroes who died from COVID-19 during this emergency.
"I personally feel a grave responsibility to our frontline and essential workers who understood the dangers of this virus, but went to work anyway because we needed them to," Governor Cuomo said. "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."
The governor also renewed his call for the federal government to provide hazard pay to essential frontline workers.
I am calling on the federal government to provide dedicated funding for hazard pay for frontline workers.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 25, 2020
They have earned it by showing up and risking their health and lives for all of us.