From the Document: "A number of policymakers have expressed interest in providing essential workers at risk of exposure to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] with additional compensation, or 'hazard pay.' The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800), introduced on May 12, 2020, would create a fund for 'pandemic premium pay' for essential workers. This Insight highlights some of the policy considerations should a hazard pay policy be pursued, as well as federal government options for supporting hazard pay."
CRS Insight, IN11386
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/