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State expected to hit limit on coronavirus hazard pay applications by Saturday

3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago Thursday, July 16 2020 Jul 16, 2020 July 16, 2020 9:00 PM July 16, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The state announced Thursday that it expects to reach its limit on applications from front-line workers eligible for COVID-19 hazard pay by the weekend.

Governor Edwards said during a news conference that the program had already surpassed about half of its capacity as of Thursday afternoon, about a day after the application first launched. The state will likely reach its limit on applications by Saturday, according to the governor.

The program will award a one-time payment of $250 to essential employees who worked through the early days of the outbreak in Louisiana. The Department of Revenue has said it expected to pay about 200,000 people using $50 million in federal virus aid money.

The payments will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find the application online here: https://frontlineworkers.la.gov/

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