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Wayne County annouces new COVID-19 relief program

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Wayne County announced a new program today [THURS] called Wayne County Cares.

It's offering a one-time, no strings attached, five hundred dollar cash card to some of its residents impacted by the state's recent COVID-19 public health orders.

Eligible applicants must have worked in food service, fitness, hospitality or entertainment since March 2020 and meet certain income limits.

Khalil Rahal is Assistant Wayne County Executive.

"We want to help provide some level of relief during the holidays for people who can't work right now because of the health pandemic that we're facing," said Rahal.

The application deadline is next Tuesday, December 15th.

The county plans to distribute up to 8 thousand cash cards by the end of December.