$100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act funding from the federal government will be designated toward long-term care, home and community based services, and emergency medical services, Gov. Evers announced Thursday.
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This monetary assistance is targeted for facilities that have been deemed most at risk to financial hardship in those fields, such as skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
“We recognize the significant burden the COVID-19 response has placed on these providers,” said Gov. Evers. “We also recognize the integral role they play in ensuring the health and safety of some of our most vulnerable Wisconsinites and we want to support their efforts during this pandemic.”
This aid will be released in two phases. The first will be for immediate needs and the second will be for targeted needs to individual facilities. This financial aid is meant to support expenses directly related to COVID-19.