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Yes. The California Department of Labor has indicated that an employee may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation If they are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of their work. Workers’ Compensation law would allow an employee access to medical treatment as well as wage replacementOn May 6, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20 to clarify the avaibility of workers' compensation benefits for COVID-19 related illness. The Order also created a rebuttable presumption that the illness arose in the course of the employment for purposes of awarding workers’ compensation benefits. The presumption will remain in effect through July 5, 2020. For the presumption to apply, all of the following conditions must be present:
For more information about COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation, visit the California Division of Workers Compensation.
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