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California’s essential workers to get benefit of the doubt if they contract COVID-19

California’s essential workers will get new workers’ compensation protections under an executive order signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom — a move that could cost the state billions of dollars in claims from COVID-19-infected workers. The order presumes that workers — including nurses, janitors, first responders, farmworkers and grocery workers who contracted COVID-19 — were […]