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Baltimore County announces essential pay program for first responders

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 18:39:23-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced an essential pay program for first responders and other essential public-facing employees in the county.

“Our public-facing employees are on the front lines of this crisis, and their extraordinary efforts deserve recognition and compensation,” Olszewski said. “I know I speak for all of Baltimore County when I say we are incredibly grateful for their dedication to keeping our communities safe and healthy during this challenging time.”

All first responders and essential public-facing employees are eligible for additional pay under the new program. For these employees, essential pay will be $200 per two-week pay period for the duration of the County Executive’s Declaration of Emergency, or up to five pay periods and $1,000.

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