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Michigan Senate passes COVID-19 workplace bills

A KN95 mask and a surgical mask.
A KN95 mask and a surgical mask.

The Michigan Senate passed legislation today that would end certain pandemic-era workplace policies.

The Michigan Senate passed legislation today that would end certain pandemic-era workplace policies.

The bills would end certain protections for workers who do not show up to work due to some COVID-19-related circumstances.

The package would also take away some liability protections for employers whose workers face COVID-19 exposure.

Republican Senator Ken Horn says some of those pandemic-era laws no longer align with more relaxed current C-D-C guidance.

Horn says workplace protections that existed before the pandemic…and current public health guidelines are sufficient.

The legislation already passed the House. It now heads to the governor after passing the Senate with nearly full support.

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