Senator Blumenthal to announce plan to financially assist essential workers who contracted coronavirus


(WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal will announce a plan to financially help essential workers who contracted COVID-19 on Friday.

The Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act would establish a fund to provide compensation for those who have become ill or died. It’s modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensaton Fund.

Senator Blumenthal will lay out the plan for the legislation in the afternoon.

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