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DENVER (CBS4) – Governor Jared Polis signed legislation into law Monday that promotes worker protections. The Workers’ Compensation For Audible Psychological Trauma bill, or SB20-026, grants workers’ compensation protections for those who witness trauma, both audibly and visually, in their jobs.

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“This bill will make sure our dispatchers who are first responders get the care that they need when they are subjected to traumatic instances on the job,” said Rep.

Jonathan Singer, a Democrat from Longmont.

The legislation includes 911 operators who are repeatedly exposed to tragedies that can have long-lasting effects. Up until now, compensation for psychological trauma was limited to first responders who see bodily injury or death.

“Emergency operators are our first line of support when a horrific event occurs,” Sen. Rhonda Fields, a Democrat from Aurora said. “We need to show up for these brave, resilient people the way they show up for our communities and provide them the compensation they need to heal.”

 

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Boston Hosting Free Drive-In Movies On Wednesdays In July

BOSTON (CBS) – While Boston is still urging everyone to keep social distancing, the city will provide some responsible fun with free drive-in movies, Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday.

Boston will host a movie night outside of the convention center every Wednesday in July. The series starts next week with a showing of “Moana” and “Yesterday.”

“We are thankful for the Highland Street Foundation’s support to make this happen, and to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Wentworth Institute of Technology for hosting. Our hope is that these movie nights can provide a safe, fun summer respite for Boston residents of all ages.”

The city will use an LED screen that is visible both day and night, so it can host special matinees as well.

Although attendance is free, you must pre-register by car. Movies, locations and registration information can be found at boston.gov/drive-in-movies.

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