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Posted on: April 20, 2021

City Council recognizes first responders with COVID-19 hazard pay

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- On April 20, 2021, The South Lake Tahoe City Council acknowledged the ongoing risk and exposure to the COVID-19 virus that City’s front-line public safety personnel (including Community Service Officers) have faced and continue to face while performing their regular duties and front-line COVID-19 duties and responsibilities. 

Some of these COVID-19 duties and responsibilities include organizing and staffing vaccination clinics, responding to emergency calls requiring close interactions with individuals who have COVID-19, and providing outreach on and enforcement of local, regional, and state-wide COVID-related orders. 

The City Council’s acknowledgment of the ongoing risk and exposure led City Council to pass a resolution authorizing a one-time $2,500 COVID-19 hazard pay. 

"We are happy to acknowledge the hard and dangerous work of our first responders during the pandemic," said Mayor Wallace.  "They have gone into situations that most of the rest of us would not during this medical crisis and I, for one, am grateful they were there to protect and serve our community. This 'hazard pay' is only one way for us to show our appreciation."