I have filed legislation that would allow essential emergency workers in the Commonwealth to have additional financial protection through existing worker compensation claim procedures. Known as HD4949, the proposed bill would allow emergency and urgent care workers and support staff to qualify for worker compensation for lost wages and medical expenses if they become infected or quarantined because of COVID19.
I'm honored that 38 of my House colleagues are supporting this bill and look forward to debating the legislation soon. This would allows the State to increase the financial support for these brave workers. The proposal has also earned the support of Michael MacNeil, President of the EMT Division of the Police Patrolmen's Association.