SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to provide worker’s compensation for first responders and health care workers that contract COVID-19 during their service. The Senate DFL led efforts to secure this protection for workers and praised the bipartisan action from members of each of the four caucuses in reaching an agreement.
“Our state’s first responders are on the front lines keeping Minnesotans safe during this public health emergency. The least we can do is ensure they have the worker’s compensation protections they deserve and need,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “The Senate DFL was at the forefront of advocating for this critical support and I’m thankful for the work put in by both legislative bodies to pass this legislation swiftly. This legislation ensures the people on the front lines, taking care of Minnesotans, are also taken care of.”
The language in H.F. 4537 can be found here and will go into effect upon the Governor’s approval.