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More Covid News

Leslie Whitten

Many of us are ready to talk about anything other than politics and Covid-19 at this point.  Unfortunately, if you are on social media, or if you watch television, you can’t avoid either.  Dealing with Covid-19 is of course still very much a part of our personal and professional lives; the workers’ compensation arena is no different.  The Workers’ Compensation Commission is continuing to hold hearings in person, but with strict requirements that include wearing a mask and waiting in your car until you are called for your hearing.  Last week, the Commission clarified in an updated memo that individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed may only attend a hearing after they have quarantined for 14 days and tested negative for the virus.  Previously, anyone who had ever tested positive was unable to attend a hearing in person.  If you need to attend a hearing in person, do be familiar with the rules laid out in the May 18 memorandum, which I discussed in a previous blog entry

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.