NYS to provide death benefits to frontline workers who died from COVID-19

Posted at 2:19 PM, May 25, 2020

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.

"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.