HUNTINGTON — Since March, health professionals at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department have been working full-steam to respond to the pandemic, and the Board of Health on Wednesday voted to reward their hard work with a bonus.
Following an executive session, the board unanimously approved a resolution to provide a $1,500 raise to all health department employees. The board also voted on a resolution asking the executive team to work on a plan for the health department to pay out unused vacation days at the end of the year.
“It has been a hard year so far for our health department employees, and we want to acknowledge that,” said Fred Kitchen, a board member.
Spread of the virus remains high in the county, but the county’s response — from testing to following guidelines — is keeping the situation under control compared to other counties.
Dr. Michael Kilkenny, medical director of the