Monday, December 14th, 2020
In partnership with Representative Russel Fry (R) of Horry County District 106 and the Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina (PFFASC), we’re happy to announce SC House Bill 3192: COVID-19 Workers Compensation Bill. Representative Fry is a proud longtime supporter and advocate for fire fighters and police officers in South Carolina.
South Carolina fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, healthcare workers and law enforcement officers have been serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since March. Unfortunately due to contact, many of our first responders have tested positive to COVID-19 while on duty protecting their communities. South Carolina fire, EMS, police departments, and even hospital systems don’t cover COVID-19 under workers’ compensation.
SC House Bill 3192 establishes a presumption that first responders and health care workers who contract COVID-19 would be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to provide temporary and total disability benefits.
H3192 will give our state’s first responders, health care workers and most importantly their families a blanket of financial protection during these trying times.
Contact your local legislator today to help pass this bill. Click here to find your local legislator.
SC District 106 Representative Russel Fry (R)