SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any uniformed member of a police department who was required to work during the state of emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease outbreak declared by the governor on March 10, and required to report to a work location outside of their home, who contract, have symptoms of or otherwise becomes affected with the COVID-19, that results in a period of hospitalization, quarantine, or require self-quarantined measures as a result of being infected or coming into contact with someone who is infected with this virus, shall have their medical condition or incapacity to work presumed to be work-related.
SECTION 2. Any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the state of emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease outbreak declared by the governor on March 10 and required to report to a work location outside of their home and who dies as a result of work-related COVID-19 shall be eligible for benefits under section 100 and 100A of Chapter 32 of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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