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.