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Covid-19 Update: Workers Comp Now Covers Coronavirus

As you may know, Governor Lamont issued an Executive Order (Number 7-JJJ) on Friday, July 24th, expanding coverage in the Workers’ Compensation system to those contracting Covid-19.

The long and short of it is the Workers’ Compensation system now includes a rebuttable presumption that employees with COVID-19 contracted the virus while working. There are certain conditions that apply. The primary conditions are:
  • The employee missed a day or more of work between March 10, 2020 and May 20, 2020 due to a diagnosis of COVID-19, or contracted COVID-19 as an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment;
  • The employee worked, at the direction of the employer, outside the home during at least one of the fourteen days immediately preceding the date of injury, and had not received an offer or directive from said employer to work from home instead of from his or her place of employment;
  • If the date of injury was more than fourteen days after March 23, 2020, such employee was employed by an employer deemed essential by the Department of Economic and Community Development pursuant to Executive Order 7;
  • The contraction of COVID-19 by such employee was confirmed by a positive laboratory diagnostic test within three weeks of the date of injury.
The presumption may be rebutted only if the employer or insurer demonstrates to a workers’ compensation commissioner, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the employment of the individual was not the cause of his or her contracting COVID-19.

Many of you contacted the governor’s office expressing concern about taking such an action; unfortunately, we were not successful convincing the governor of the impact that the expansion will have on the business community. An analysis of the proposed changes by the independent National Council on Compensation Insurance showed employer costs could increase by as much as by 238% if left open-ended.

The Windsor Chamber will continue to monitor activities related to Covid-19 and will let you know of other proposed initiatives that will have an impact on the business community.


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