Senator Clausen supports extending workers compensation benefits to critical workers

St. Paul, Minn.— Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) supports extending workers compensation benefits to police officers; firefighters; paramedics; health care workers; correctional officers; counselors working at corrections, detention, or secure treatment facilities; emergency medical technicians; 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.

In response to the passage of the legislation today, Sen. Clausen issued the statement below:

“People on the front lines of protecting Minnesotans deserve our support and protection during this unprecedented time. With this law change, if these front-line workers become sick with COVID-19 while in the line of duty, they will be able to file and receive workers compensation benefits. It’s the right thing to do, and I’m proud to stand with these essential men and women to protect them while they are working to protect all of us.”

For more information about COVID-19, please go to the Department of Health website. A hotline is available at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.

 “As always, please reach out to me with your comments and suggestions on this issue or any other concerns I may be able to help you with. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4120—please leave a voicemail and I will follow up shortly—or by email at sen.greg.clausen@senate.mn.” 

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Greg Clausen lives in Apple Valley and represents District 57 in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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