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Revived WTC Worker Task Force To Look at Coronavirus's Impact

Posted 9/15/20

Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill reviving the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force as advocates warned that first-responders, who had endured World Trade Center-related diseases were now dying in significant numbers from the coronavirus.

"These brave men and women selflessly put their health and safety at risk to help New York recover in the aftermath of 9/11 and they deserve to be taken care of the way they took care of us," the Governor wrote in a signing statement. "This measure will help ensure they continue to receive the care they need, and that New York is able to act to meet their evolving needs."

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