BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting the state Attorney General’s Workplace Rights Bureau to protect the safety and wellbeing of essential workers during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
“As essential workers continue to put their lives on the line in the fight against COVID-19, we must act to ensure every workplace is adhering to the guidelines set by medical experts,” said Pappas. “I encourage all employees to refer to this resource to report any public health violations they witness or experience on the job.”
Pappas is promoting the Workplace Rights Bureau through the state Attorney General’s office. Beginning May 1, essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing. The state will be implementing additional requirements for these businesses, including occupancy limits and staggering shifts to ensure best social distancing practices are being followed.
Employees can report violations that put their safety at risk by calling the Attorney General’s Workplace Rights Bureau at 844-740-5076 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This hotline will help safeguard the public’s health by holding bad businesses accountable for their reckless behavior,” Pappas said. “Our essential workers have our backs during this crisis, and now more than ever, we need to have theirs.”
Residents can stay informed on developments with the COVID-19 pandemic by reviewing the State of Illinois website at www.coronavirus.illinois.gov. Pappas encourages residents who need help navigating services to contact her district office at 224-520-8838 or RepDPappas@gmail.com.