DHSS Press Release: DHSS distributing $4 million in CARES Act funding to support residential congregate care facilities

The funds, approved by Governor Mike Dunleavy, will help address additional expenses residential congregate care facilities – such as assisted living homes, skilled nursing facilities, or mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs – incurred as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facilities can use the money to purchase personal protective equipment; make minor environmental modifications; pay wages of employees who test positive for COVID-19 while they stay home to isolate; and pay relief workers to cover for those employees while they are unable to work.


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