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Legislators Propose COVID-19 Presumption Bill for Health Care Workers, First Responders

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 1

A pair of California Assembly members have introduced a bill that would create a COVID-19 presumption for first responders and health care workers who contract the new coronavirus. Assembly Bill 664 would allow a conclusive presumption for police, firefighters and some hospital staff but would leave out grocery store workers and other jobs deemed essential during Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. If the bill is passed, California would join Alaska as the only two states to adopt conclusive presumptions, which bar employers from arguing that the employee was exposed outside of wor...

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