Harlingen approves hazard pay for police officers, firefighters
City leaders across the Rio Grande Valley are deciding how to spend CARES Act money.
One city is opting for hazard pay for police officers, firefighters and other first responders.
Irma Garza, a spokeswoman for the city of Harlingen, said several police officers and firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19.
Although Garza said there's no way of knowing if they were exposed on the job, the city of Harlingen will use some of the $3.7 million in CARES Act funding for hazard pay.
They will receive hazard pay for August and September. Garza says both departments are stocked up with plenty of PPE, but first responders are still risking their lives daily and need the community's help.
Watch the video for the full story.
Texas Department of Public Safety releases names of 2 children killed in...
Tropical Storm Beta heads north, but hurricane season is far from over
Weslaco chemistry teacher goes all-in on virtual learning, transforms garage into science...
Cameron County officials cautiously optimistic as number of new coronavirus cases drops
Hidalgo County EMS once again offers air ambulance service