I remember before the vaccines I had to remove my scrubs and shower downstairs and then later be able to make contact with my loved ones. The American Rescue Plan provides funding for hazard pay for essential workers and Healthcare during the pandemic. For me, as a healthcare worker, receiving hazard pay while working, I knew if I got sick, my family wouldn’t have to worry. It gave me peace of mind. American Rescue Plan didn’t only benefit us workers, but funded the Unemployment Benefits as well. Some of my immediate family and close friends lost their jobs, unemployment helped them get through those hard times till they were able to get established and find a better opportunity.
Better Days are Here
Chelsea, an EMT in Indiana, remembers being on the front lines during the darkest days of the pandemic, but thanks to the American Rescue Plan, better days are here for her and for all of the country’s essential workers.