23 April 2020 – COVID-19 recognised as compensable occupational disease

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: NM
Lead People/Agency: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Overview: Executive Order 2020-025 directs all executive agencies to afford a presumption of a compensable occupational disease. It also directs to award service credit to qualifying state employees and volunteers.
Full details here: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-2020-025.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat