Sacramento may pay people $1,000 to stay home when infected by coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dealing with lower-income and hourly workers hit by the coronavirus, Sacramento County health officials say they are hoping to put together an experimental plan to pay some infected people $1,000 to get them to stay home from work for two weeks to avoid infecting others.The money would represent roughly two weeks of pay at about $12.50 an hour for people who might otherwise be tempted to go to work because they can’t afford to lose a paycheck and would not qualify for unemployment. That could include undocumented workers.Health officials say the stipend could be used in co...


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