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Governor Orders Comp Presumption for First Responders With COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 413 | 0 | 61 min read

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has directed the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to implement an emergency rule that presumes COVID-19 is an occupational condition for first responders. “Our law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs are tireless public servants who compromise their own safety to ensure the safety of others,” Parson said in a statement Tuesday. “They risk themselves each and every day, and because of their duties, our first responders are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 while on the job.” Parson said the rule creates a presumpt...

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