Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced an executive order is "forthcoming" for workers who probably contracted COVID-19 at work, joining a number of states that have now set up such workers' compensation protection for key workers.  gov. Lamont on Friday issued a statement saying the state "is indebted to health workers, grocery stores and other key workers who stood by their services during the darkest days of this pandemic.
" We can pay some of this debt by provide workers who contracted COVID-19 at work during these days with a quick, easy opportunity to claim any benefits they are due through the workers' compensation system.
The statement coincided with a hearing on Friday with joint Insurance and Labor Committees on extending workers' compensation coverage to employees injured at work by COVID-1
Several legislators at that hearing called on Gov. Lamont to act.
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