Friday, July 17, 2020

Corona Virus Update 7/17

We are 130 days since our first confirmed case of Covid in Connecticut.
To date, 4,396 residents have died from Covid.
We currently have 66 hospitalizations statewide, after topping out at 1,972.

Today, after 4 months of advocating for a presumption of Workers Compensation for essential workers, with an incredible amount of effort by labor, with help from the chairs of the the Labor and Insurance Committees of the General Assembly, the Governor posted this:

Connecticut owes a debt to the health care professionals, grocery store clerks, and other essential workers who stood at their posts during the darkest days of this pandemic. (1/3)
1:26 PM · Jul 17, 2020Twitter Web App
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We can pay a part of that debt by providing workers who contracted COVID-19 on the job during those days with a timely, straightforward opportunity to claim any benefits they are due through the workers’ compensation system. (2/3)
I'm committed to providing that opportunity through a forthcoming exec order. I appreciate the employers who've done the right thing by their employees, the Workers Comp Commission for operating during the pandemic, and most of all the workers for their efforts & sacrifice. (3/3)

We welcome the Governor's announcement an look forward to reading it. Our essential workers have taken care of us, they deserve to be taken care of by us.

Be well,

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