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File #: R-20-60   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2020
Enactment date: 6/30/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-063
Title: Directing That The City Administration Afford A Presumption Of Compensable Workers Compensation Injury, And To Award Service Credit To Certain City Employees Who Contract COVID-19 (Sena, Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-60, 2. R-60final
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/30/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/26/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/19/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/15/2020 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/1/2020 City Council Introduced  Action details
6/1/2020 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-60 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Lan Sena and Klarissa Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Directing That The City Administration Afford A Presumption Of Compensable Workers Compensation Injury, And To Award Service Credit To Certain City Employees Who Contract COVID-19 (Sena, Pe?a)
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DIRECTING THAT THE CITY ADMINISTRATION AFFORD A PRESUMPTION OF COMPENSABLE WORKERS COMPENSATION INJURY, AND TO AWARD SERVICE CREDIT TO CERTAIN CITY EMPLOYEES WHO CONTRACT COVID-19.
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-004, Declaring a Public Health Emergency in New Mexico relating to the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Public Health Emergency, on March 23, 2020, the New Mexico Department of Health issued an order directing the closure of non-essential business and offices, and the City of Albuquerque has correspondingly carried out closures and subsequent occupancy limits for city buildings and facilities and implemented flexible working arrangements for City staff; and
WHEREAS, the virus that causes COVID-19 is highly contagious and can easily be transferred through person-to-person contact for a period of approximately two weeks after a person is infected. The virus has also shown the ability to remain viable for significant periods of time in the air and on surfaces; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding significant and early safety measures by the City to allow telecommuting and other flexible work arrangements, the physical presence of certain City staff has remained essential to City's health and safety functions; and
WHEREAS, Professionals who provide direct care or assistance to patients infected with COVID-19 are exposed to the virus causing COVID-19 as a natural incident of their occupations and carry a far greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general public due to this significant ...

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