$232,000 in COVID-19 vaccine stimulus under Saginaw County’s stimulus spending

SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw County leaders spent $2.9 million of the $37 million in state stimulus funds within the neighborhood this month, info current.

The Saginaw County Board of Directors will meet to debate spending and proceed to strategize simple strategies to spend the remaining American Rescue Plan Act incentives all through a gathering on Wednesday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. The group meets on the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State in Saginaw Township.

Upfront of the method meeting, district employees supplied the commissioners with particulars of the $2.9 million spent up to now.

Crucial expense was $1.5 million in hazard pay for about 360 Saginaw County workers who’ve labored personally whatever the dangers of the COVID-19 virus. Counting on when workers labored between March 2020 and January 2022, workers obtained a complement of between $1,250 and $3,750.

One different employee-centric expense: $232,035 in incentive awards for employees who obtained a COVID-19 vaccine, county info current. Commissioners last yr licensed an incentive program that supplied $500 for people who supplied proof of vaccination between September and November 2021.

The county moreover spent $675,526 web internet hosting courtroom docket hearings open air of the courthouse on the Saginaw County Governmental Center.

Officers moved the proceedings from early 2020 to February 2022 when it was determined the courthouse did not have passable space to allow attendees to observe social distancing, which public properly being specialists said was slowing the unfold of the COVID-19 virus decreased. Off-site testing locations included the Horizons Conference Center and the Dow Event Center in downtown Saginaw.

There are no plans to vote on new stimulus spending on the June 1 meeting, nonetheless commissioners will speak about proposals to spend the money from the American Rescue Plan Act, info current.

Saginaw County leaders first began holding public conferences in September to brainstorm ideas for stimulus spending.

The $37 million stimulus earmarked for Saginaw County arrived by means of a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act signed into laws in March 2021. The stimulus supplied $350 billion for native and state governments. Michigan-based governments obtained $10.94 billion from the stimulus bundle. Saginaw County’s largest populated neighborhood — Saginaw Metropolis — obtained $52 million from the stimulus plan.

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