Tarrant County COVID-19 sick pay now only for employees who are vaccinated

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  • Source: Fox 4 KDFW
  • 01/14/2022
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tarrant County officials said it is hard to keep offices open right now, with so many staff members out sick. 

But the county's extended sick pay just cannot go on anymore.

There is a debate behind a key policy change for Tarrant County employees.

"If I stay home, I’m not going to get paid. I don’t feel well, but I need to get paid," Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks said Tuesday.

The debate is whether to take away the additional 10 days of paid leave the county extended to workers who come down with COVID-19, or revamp the guidelines.

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