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Majority of Board Strikes Down Hazard Pay for Essential County Employees


The Board of Supervisors today struck down Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s proposal to provide County of San Diego Employees with a modest “Hazard Pay” recognizing their service responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supervisor released the following statement in response to the vote.  

“To deny public health nurses, first responders and other essential County employees, many who directly engage and treat COVID19 patients, a modest hazard pay for serving on the frontlines of our response to the COVID-19 crisis lacks compassion. Today’s decision is disappointing and that disappointment is compounded by the fact that available federal funds could be utilized for this simple step to show respect and appreciation for County employees who are putting their lives at risk to serve our community.”

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4
County of San Diego