Via Senator Scott Dibble:

On Tuesday, April 7, the legislature passed a law assuring that the full pay and benefits available through worker’s compensation will cover many essential workers who contract COVID-19 while in close contact with the public. We’ve done so to ensure that we are providing for those who are taking significant risk on our behalf every day to mitigate the spread and toll of this virus. These benefits will be extended to the following professions: licensed peace officers; firefighters; paramedics; nurses or health care workers; correctional officers; public counselors employed at a corrections, detention, or secure treatment facility; emergency medical technicians; health care providers, nurses, or assistive employees employed in a health care, home care, or long-term care setting; and workers providing child care as a result of an Executive Order.