Syracuse, N.Y. - Some welcomed and good news for Onondaga County today.
Since the pandemic struck counties and municipalities have been struggling financially. Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that Onondaga County will get some help from the Federal Government.
They announced that 5.2 million dollars is on the way to help Onondaga County in its fight against COVID.
The funds will reimburse the county for supplies obtained during the pandemic, including PPE, cleaning/disinfecting facilities, staffing of testing sites, and more.
Senator Schumer said,
“Onondaga County and localities throughout New York have heroically stepped up to fight the pandemic on the front lines, resulting in increased spending, while experiencing significant revenue losses. I am proud to deliver this funding that will help Onondaga stave off disastrous layoffs and tax hikes, keep essential services running, and rebuild its economy.”