CA County Offering Financial Incentive For Coronavirus Victims To Stay Home

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If you test positive for the coronavirus in California's East Bay, you could be eligible for some extra cash. 

Alameda County is launching a program that will pay people with the virus to stay home and has set aside ten-million dollars to do it. 

It's designed to help those in fields like construction or hospitality who can't afford to self-isolate with the goal of flattening the curve. Some local workers risk losing their paychecks and even their jobs by staying home and county leaders hope to combat that with a $1250 check. 

To be eligible for the payment, residents have to have tested positive for COVID-19 and prove they can't qualify for unemployment or paid sick leave. 

A referral from one of the clinics in the county's high-risk areas is also required. County leaders hope to help as many as 7500 people through the program.

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