COVID-19 Presumption FAQ

What’s covered?

Any illness or death resulting from COVID-19, if the employee has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of working in person that their place of employment. All employees who meet this qualification are covered by this presumption.

What’s provided?

Full hospital, surgical, and medical treatment, as well as disability and death benefits.

What is the timeline for this presumption?

Employers have 30 days to accept or rebut a claim of work-related illness or injury for COVID-19 – any claims that are not accepted or rejected within that timeline will be presumed to be compensable.

This presumption is available to workers for a period of 14 days following termination of service.

This presumption covers illness and injuries occurring on or after July 6, 2020, and will be repealed on January 1, 2023 unless it is renewed.