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PRESIDENT BIDEN’S COVID-19 ACTION PLAN


President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy that employs the same science-based approach that was used to successfully combat previous variants of COVID-19 earlier this year. This plan will ensure that we are using every available tool to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.  Details of the plan are available online here.

ADDITIONAL OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS


Another settlement has been announced from a suit pending in Suffolk County Supreme Court. This time it is Endo Pharmaceuticals and its’ subsidiaries. Total of $50M.

To date, settlements total somewhere near $1.5 B to fund opioid mitigation efforts in NYS.

“Every dollar we receive today from an opioid manufacturer is another dollar that can be spent to combat the ongoing opioid crisis and potentially save another New Yorker’s life.” – State Attorney General Letitia James, via State of Politics.

COVID-19 DECLARED AIRBORNE INFECTIOUS DISEASE


COVID-19 has been declared a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State’s HERO Act.  The NY HERO Act mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the law, all employers are required to adopt a workplace safety plan, and implement it for all airborne infectious diseases designated by the NYS DOH. 

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