SANTY, California-Senator Brian W. Legislation by Ones Ons to provide personal protective equipment to social workers was unanimously approved by the state Senate on Wednesday and sent to the governor.
In particular, Senate Bill 549 guarantees that social workers who are declared key workers during a state of emergency will be given priority to receive the health and safety equipment necessary to carry out their work.
Despite being declared key workers during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, one ounce says most social workers have not been given priority over receiving health and safety equipment. As a result, they often had to work from home online or in person in insecure conditions, the legislature said.
“As we found out during the coronavirus epidemic, social workers were not always given priority over PPE, which negatively affected their ability to do their job,” he said. “Being able to go out and meet their clients, including the elderly, foster children, the mentally challenged, is an important part of a social worker ‘s job. SB 549 will ensure that social workers are not left out of the priority distribution of PPE in the future. ”
The bill, co-sponsored by the California Association of International Service Workers ազգային National Association of Social Workers, California Branch, must be signed by the governor to become law.