Pandemic frontline workers will each get $487 from state
More than 1 million people will receive payments, which start going out Wednesday
October 4, 2022
Pandemic frontline workers will each get $487.45 from the state, in a long-awaited recognition of people who played key roles as COVID-19 swept Minnesota.
State officials will send out payments to more than 1 million people, significantly more than initially anticipated. The money will start going out Wednesday, state leaders said.
Legislators and Gov. Tim Walz agreed in April to spend $500 million on worker payments after lengthy negotiations. They estimated that if 667,000 eligible workers qualified for the program, each person would get $750.