Commission approves $100,000 in COVID funds for health department


Last updated 9/10/2021 at 12:18pm

In addition to approving this year’s county budgets and salaries, the Hill County Commission Thursday allocated up to $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the county health department to help its employees keep up with the delta variant-driven surge of COVID-19 in the community.

Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean said the commission received a letter from Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg requesting the $100,000 to help them bring on more contact tracers and case investigators like they did last year.

Berg has said previously she sent multiple emails to the commiss...

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