Who is Considered an “Essential Employee” During a Blizzard?

Ambulance in a blizzard (Photo: Big Stock Image)

(WTNH) —  Governor Malloy is directing all non-essential first and second-shift state employees to not report to work on Thursday.

The term “essential employee”, as defined by the “Essential Services Act of 2013”, is an, “employee that performs work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”

Typically, these workers include police and emergency management personnel, staff working in prisons, hospitals and residential services as well as highway and road crews responsible for clearing state roads and maintaining mandatory operations.

If you’re not sure whether you are an essential employee, check with your employer’s human resource department.

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