BALTIMORE — A Maryland representative is proposing federal legislation that would award “hero” pay to hospital workers out in front of the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Baltimore Sun reports Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of the state’s Second Congressional District is proposing the plan.
A news release from his office on Tuesday says the plan would provide hazard pay to doctors, nurses, specialists and non-medical staffs in hospitals such as custodians who work in close proximity to COVID-19 patients within federally-designated virus hotspots.
It’s not immediately clear how much workers would receive or where funding for the plan would come from.
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