MANSFIELD -- Richland County will likely receive an additional $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds, which county commissioners discussed Tuesday using for payroll reimbursement in the county jail.
"There is nothing the jail has done that hasn't been impacted by COVID-19," Commissioner Tony Vero said. "That's where we want to start (with the second round of funds.)
The county has already received $2 million under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the Congress and signed into law by President Trump in March 2020 in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
As part of the relief act, some of the funds were allocated to individual states, which has then released some of the money to local governments.