Brothers & Sisters, just as a reminder I wanted to share with everyone some important information that was previously sent out in regards to Covid-19 and the Heart & Lung Act in Pennsylvania.
HB 1869 / Act 17 of 2020 was signed into law on April 29, 2020, which expanded the Heart & Lung Act to provide benefits for covered firefighters who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been quarantined due to a COVID-19 exposure. The law does not state that the diagnosis or quarantine must be work-related. The benefit is limited to 60 days. However, if a firefighter can demonstrate that he or she contracted COVID-19 on the job, he or she will still be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits beyond the 60-day limitation.
Should you have any questions please reach out to your respective Vice President or District Service Representative.
Happy Holidays and please stay safe,
Pennsylvania Professioanl Fire Fighters Association
Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association