Begin of Legislative Session Delayed As a consequence of COVID-19| Staff Compensation Information

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 279 | 0 | 66 min read

California lawmakers have postponed the start of the 2021 legislature by a week due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections across the state, the Associated Press reports.

Congregation Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Toni Atkins announced Friday that the session would begin on January 11 instead of January 4.

Capitol Public Radio reported that the announcement follows at least five confirmed COVID-19 cases among Capitol workers over a five-day period.

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported Friday that the number of COVID-19 claims doubled in November from 4,628 in October to 10,305. CWCI is forecasting 17,312 COVID-19 claims for November injury data, an increase of around 11.8% from the 15,489 claims forecast for July.

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