Gov. Cuomo signs HERO Act into law

NY Capitol News

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York has become the first state to place certain workplace healthcare protections of the coronavirus pandemic into permanent law after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the HERO Act.

The New York Health and Essential Rights Act amends existing labor law to permanently code regulations to prevent the spread of airborne infectious diseases like COVID-19.

It allows enforcement of wearing protective equipment such as masks and requires most larger companies to create health safety committees among their workforce.

The law takes place in 30 days.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Coronavirus Videos

Audience sits close at Trump's Mt Rushmore event

Expert: US leaving WHO would be 'gift' to China

Trump: FDA hydroxy warning based on 'phony study'

Kroger to give $130M in ‘Thank You’ pay

Fauci Testifies

Empire State Weekly

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
REMARKABLE WOMEN_2022_NOMINATE

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES