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Connections: Discussing New York's Hero Act

New York state has enacted a new law that is designed to protect workers against airborne diseases in the workplace. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's about learning from the current pandemic and making sure workers are safe going forward. In a statement, the governor said, "When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it quickly became clear that New York's employers weren't taking adequate steps to protect their workers from airborne infectious disease."

The new law requires employers to create a plan -- and potentially some major changes -- by early June. Will it work to prevent, for example, workers from infecting each other with a common cold? What about the flu? We discuss it and we examine what we've learned about how COVID spread. Our guests:

  • Dr. Emil Lesho, Rochester Regional Health healthcare epidemiologist, infectious diseases specialist, and professor of medicine
  • Elizabeth Cordello, chair of the labor and employment practice group at Pullano & Farrow

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

Connections with Evan Dawson

Connections is our daily, live talk show. It airs live weekdays, noon-2 p.m., and re-airs at 9 and 10 p.m. You can also find us wherever you find your podcasts.

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