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A state Senate public hearing will take up a trio of bills Tuesday aimed at undercutting COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
The Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee hearing was postponed from December. According to a published report, the original hearing was canceled in response to a report of COVID-19 in the office of state Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), the committee chair.
The bills include SB-547, which would qualify a person for unemployment compensation who loses a job for refusing to follow an employer’s requirement to get a COVID-19 vaccine; SB-721, which would require employers to provide workers compensation to employees injured by a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine; and SB-662, which would require employers to waive a mandatory vaccine for a worker who has been previously infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported Monday that confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state had reached 1,075,971, with an average of more than 9,000 new cases of the illness per day over the last seven days.
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