The state and local governments will have the opportunity to kill families whose families are fighting coronavirus in New York government workers, the governor announced Monday. Andrew Cuomo.
“I feel a serious responsibility towards the workers ahead of us, the staff we needed who understood the risk of this COVID virus, but went to work anyway, because we needed them,” Kuomo said at a press briefing on Monday. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the west side of Manhattan.
“Today, we are saying that we respect the service and we are going to make sure that every government in New York State will provide the benefit of the death of the civilian heroes who died from Cavid-19 in this state of emergency.”
The office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who joined the growing number of orders for benefits last week, was quick to take credit for the idea.
“Thank you ওয়NyVigovokomo for supporting our plan to provide liability benefits to lost line workers in COVID-19.” City Hall’s press secretary tweeted Freddie Goldstein within minutes of the Cremo announcement. “Every day, but especially on Memorial Day, it is important for us to stop and remember what we have lost, and we do our best to support the families they left behind.”
Benefits for which Kuomo has long supported support will be paid out of state and local pension funds, and will go to the families of publicly employed respondents, including health workers, police and firefighters. – “People who showed up,” the governor said.
Other details of the initiative, including proposed costs and when benefits will first be disbursed, were not immediately announced.
Cuomo called on the federal government to go one step further by approving risk pay for respondents.
Quimo said, “It’s a way to thank you, we understand what you did, we appreciate what you did.” “And it’s a way to show Americans what happens next time – And there’s a future – we really appreciate the people who do their job and do their job. “
Kudo announced the move during a special briefing that began with a memorable wreath-laying ceremony on the Hudson River, playing “taps” and a moment of silence.
While America mourned its fallen military heroes, nine more New Yorkers committed suicide to the Carnavirus, bringing the state’s overall confirmed death toll to 23.46.
“Twenty-six is still painfully high,” Kuomo said of the 24 hours that ended at midnight on Monday. “It’s just that the relative irrationality of our situation is relatively good news.
“We remember those 99 families today.”