County employees receive COVID-19 leave pay
Federal mandate requires workers be paid during quarantine
Last updated 8/12/2020 at 11am
LINCOLN COUNTY – Lincoln County has paid nearly $5,000 in Covid leave pay during the month of July for employees that either had the COVID-19 illness or took time off to care for relatives affected by the virus.
According to the Lincoln County Auditor’s office, $763 was paid out to one employee who had Covid and $4,201 to three employees who either had to care for a relative with Covid or had to take time off for childcare related to Covid closures.
The Covid leave is separate from an employee’s earned sick leave and is not covered by federal funds, according to Lincoln County Commiss...