No COVID-19 ‘hero pay’ upsets Minnesota child care providers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Child care providers across Minnesota are upset they’re not eligible for the state’s COVID-19 “hero pay” program.
Gov. Tim Walz signed the program into law in April. It enables front-line workers to apply for state-funded bonuses.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that about 6,450 child care providers who operate out of their homes will likely miss out on the $750 bonuses if they’re sole proprietors rather than limited liability companies.
Julie Fees runs an at-home daycare in St. Paul.
She says being ineligible is “really disappointing and infuriating.”
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