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Monroe County approves of hazard pay for some county employees

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 09:04:09-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced the county legislature approved of hazard pay for some county employees.

“I am extraordinarily grateful to legislators on both sides of the aisle for recognizing the sacrifices so many Monroe County employees are making,” Bello said. “Undaunted by the personal risks they face, these frontline employees remain committed to serving the public, day in and day out, during this very difficult time.”

The hazard pay is expected to total $542,000 per biweekly pay period.

7 Eyewitness News anchor Ashley Rowe asked Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz about hazard pay for county employees, who said he's just trying to figure out how to avoid layoffs.