No COVID-19 ‘hero pay’ upsets Minnesota child care providers

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Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 4:04 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Child care providers across Minnesota are upset they’re not eligible for the state’s COVID-19 “hero pay” program.

Gov. Tim Walz signed the program into law in April. It enables front-line workers to apply for state-funded bonuses.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that about 6,450 child care providers who operate out of their homes will likely miss out on the $750 bonuses if they’re sole proprietors rather than limited liability companies.

Julie Fees runs an at-home daycare in St. Paul.

She says being ineligible is “really disappointing and infuriating.”

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