|Posted:||December 16, 2020 11:29 AM|
|From:||Senator Maria Collett and Sen. Lindsey M. Williams|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Front-line Worker Protections|
|We are facing unprecedented challenges as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. As the country and the world institute policies and procedures on how to keep our communities safe, our front-line workers continue to operate in dangerous working conditions on a daily basis. Workers in healthcare facilities, public assistance workers and other direct support professionals, and our first responders, face increased risk to their health as we rely on them to provide life-sustaining services to our communities.
We must provide front-line workers with the tools necessary for maintaining strong mental and physical health and to mitigate the spread of coronavirus on work sites that are still in physical operation.
Our legislation would do so in several ways:
Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and using other transmittal mitigation strategies across our communities. However, we still need to take action on behalf of those workers facing challenges to implement mitigation strategies by providing them with explicit supports to keep them as safe as possible.
We hope you will join us by signing on to this important worker protection legislation.
Introduced as SB647