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Governor Signs Bill Extending COVID-19 Presumption

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 0

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill extending through the end of June a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for first responders and other frontline workers. Pritzker on Friday enacted House Bill 2476, by Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Belleville, which takes effect immediately and resurrects a COVID-19 presumption that expired at the end of 2020. The presumption created by HB 2476 would cover workers who contract the disease between the end of 2020 through June 30. The bill applies to police, firefighters, licensed medical professionals and paramedics, nursing home workers and home care wo...

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