H.R.6139: COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2020

About This Bill

  • Introduced March 9, 2020
  • Latest Major Action March 10, 2020

Bill Version

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Week Ending Rank
March 22, 2020 10th

Bill Summary

COVID-19 Health Care 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 SARS-CoV-2 (known as coronavirus or COVID-19). These standards apply to health care sector employees and other employees identified as having an elevated risk for exposure.

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 9 statements associated with H.R.6139.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 10, 2020
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 9, 2020
Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
March 9, 2020

Introduced in the House by Robert C. Scott (D-Va.)

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