Temporary pay raises for some Vermont state employees

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) State employees at the St. Albans prison and the surge facility are getting temporary raises.

They will get 20% pay increases for working in facilities with active COVID-19 infections.

This is on top of the $1.50 an hour raises for employees at all of Vermont's prisons and psychiatric facilities.

State police are also getting that $1.50 an hour bump which will stay in effect for five weeks.