Most U.S. states are implementing workplace safety guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Employees contracting the virus at the workplace can file a claim which would entail medical claims review and other processes to determine eligibility. Because of the high transmission nature of the delta variant of the virus, many employers including the federal government and some state governments, and some large organizations have revised their safety policies related to COVID-19. Employers should ideally consult with their attorneys regarding whether COVID-19 is covered by workers’ compensation. They must also check all relevant state laws when developing their COVID-19 testing policies.
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