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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

County may have to provide benefits

Commissioners discuss contact-tracers


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 10:30am

RITZVILLE – The previous hiring of contact-tracers due to the coronavirus may cost Adams County taxpayers more than just wages.

During the Adams County Commission meeting Monday morning, Aug. 2, county government leaders voiced concern that five “temporary” contact-tracers have become eligible for full benefits. Two more temporary employees could breach the threshold later this year.

During the discussion, commissioners were told by staff that there are several “trigger factors” that would force the county to essentially move the contact-tracers to full-time status effective Sept....

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