Summary: H.R.6559 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6559. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/21/2020)

COVID-19 Every Worker Protection Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Labor to promulgate both an emergency temporary occupational safety or health standard and a permanent standard to protect certain employees from occupational exposure to the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19). These standards apply to health care sector employees, paramedic and emergency medical services employees, and other employees identified as having an elevated risk for exposure. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must collect and make public information regarding employee exposure in these occupations and provide guidance to further protect such employees.