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Alberta to provide $68.5M to protect vulnerable citizens and employees from COVID-19 | FULL

CA, 04 Feb 2021
Alberta’s government says it will provide $68.5 million to help protect vulnerable Albertans from COVID-19. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the funding during a media availability on Wednesday.

According to the government, the funding is for continuing care, residential addiction and mental health treatment facilities and home-care clients. The one-time funding is to support operators paying for increased staffing, additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment.

The breakdown in funding is as follows:

- $48 million for non-contracted licensed supportive living
- $9.9 million for residential addiction and mental health treatment facilities
- $9.6 million for home care
- $1 million for residential community hospice

Organizations operating between March 15, 2020 and March 31, 2021 are eligible.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7616867/alberta-jason-kenney-covid-19-continuing-care-home-care-operators/

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