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Wisconsin Nursing Homes, EMS Workers To Receive $100 Million To Combat Coronavirus

Chuck Quirmbach
Allis Care Center is a nursing home in West Allis where there has been a coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Tony Evers continues to dole out the $2 billion the federal government gave Wisconsin to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Evers announced he would allocate $100 million to long-term care facilities, home and community-based services, and emergency medical services.

Evers says he recognizes the burden the response to COVID-19 has placed on such health care workers.

“These providers are experiencing significant challenges as pandemic-related expenses like purchasing necessary PPE and retaining workers have increased operating costs. This funding will make it possible for this network to continue providing their essential services, protecting many of those most at risk from the virus," he says.

The announcement follows a series of appropriations this week. In addition to the money for long-term care facilities, Evers gave $50 million to farmers and $25 million to assist renters

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Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.
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