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Hospital seeks pandemic hazard pay

CCMSD taking COVID-19 patients from other facilities

With COVID-19 hitting this region hard, CEO Micki Lyons is seeking to provide hazard pay for employees of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD). The main hospital has been closed to visitation and regional hospitals are now full to overflowing, she said on Friday; employees are feeling the strain.

For months, CCMSD was able to keep the pandemic on the other side of its doors. However, confirmed cases have now topped 70 in Crook County, Lyons told the board of trustees on Friday, “which is a pretty significant [increase] from the nine we were at for many, many months.”

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