PITTSBURGH, PA — Fourteen Pittsburgh-area facilities were among those receiving $50 million in state grants to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining industries during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Pennsylvania’s front-line workers put themselves and their loved ones at risk each day they report to work to ensure the continuation of critical goods and services for their communities, and hazard pay is an important opportunity to compensate these vital workers,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.
“It is undeniable that COVID-19 has put incredible stress on Pennsylvania’s economy, health care system and workforce, and my administration is committed to supporting our businesses and communities as we continue to navigate this global pandemic.”
Grant funds can be used for hazard pay for direct, full-time and part-time employees earning less than $20 per hour, excluding fringe benefits and overtime for the 10-week period from Aug. 16 to Oct. 24.
The program was developed in consultation with the General Assembly, Department of Health and the Department of Labor & Industry and in accordance with the Worker Exposure Risk to COVID released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Hare are the Pittsburgh-area facilities that received grants:
Applewood Personal Care Home: $16,200Concordia at Ridgewood: $34,320Cornerview Nursing and Rehabilitation: $146,400Harbour Senior Living of South Hills: $37,200Harmar Village Care Center: $129,600Highland Park Care: $70,800Jefferson Hills Rehab and Wellness Center: $34,324Orion Personal Care: $16,800Presbyterian Medical Center of Oakmont: $169,560Presbyterian Senior Care: $114,000Rebecca Residence: $91,080Reformed Presbyterian Women’s Association: $74,040Riverside Nursing Center: $74,400