Gov. Tony Evers and his administration said Tuesday they would give an additional $80 million to Wisconsin nursing homes, as the facilities suffer from staffing shortages during the latest wave of coronavirus cases.
“This has been an incredibly challenging time,” Evers said in a press release issued by the Department of Health Services. “And we can’t express our appreciation enough for the staff at all our skilled nursing facilities. We are truly grateful for their efforts in showing up to work every day and caring for our loved ones, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”
About $50 million will be used for costs related to the coronavirus pandemic,