Yes, and as others have stated it should be extended to protect all essential workers.
However, I would like to point out that Chris’ comment comparing the COVID19 pandemic to the flu IS misinformation and damaging to public health and safety.
Similarly Ryan’s comment calling the COVID19 pandemic the Wuhan virus is inflammatory and at its core hate speech.
Neither are protected under 1st amendment rights, and both are highly destructive.
Going forward we must all work together to combat negative feedback loops destroying our democracy. THIS INCLUDES ALL THOSE AT COUNTABLE.
Source: Network Propaganda by Hal Roberts, Robert Faris, and Yochai Benkler