Arizona Must Protect Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Arizona continues to be severely impacted and threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, over 14,000 Arizonans have been infected by COVID-19 and over 700 have died from the disease. Currently, the rate of infection in the Navajo Nation is higher than that of New York City. Unemployment continues to rise as the state struggles to process unemployment claims and meet the economic and public health needs of its residents. And despite efforts to ramp up testing, Arizona still ranks 50 out of 52 in testing per capita in the United States.
Amidst this unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the Arizona legislature has chosen to prioritize protecting businesses and bad actors whose negligence and refusal to follow safety guidelines causes their employees and customers to get sick, and possibly die, from COVID-19. Families whose loved ones die because their employers won’t provide necessary safety equipment or require sick employees to work, as is alleged in lawsuits in Texas and Pennsylvania, could lose their day in court.
HB 2912 jeopardizes the safety and health of all Arizonans — take action now to stop this harmful bill.Message recipients: