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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Extends COVID-related Relief


January 13, 2021

The Cheyenne County Commissioners in their Jan. 4 meeting approved extending benefits related to COVID-19.

County Attorney Paul Schaub said the county was contacted by the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA) regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act requires employers to provide 80 hours of sick leave in relation to the coronavirus. The Act was required through Dec. 31, 2020. However, it can be continued at the discretion of the employer.

“The bottom line is to keep our people safe,” Schaub said.

The commissioners unanimously decided to e...

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