The bill provides that, for purposes of the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado", if an essential worker who works outside of the home contracts COVID-19, the contraction is:
- Presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment; and
- A compensable accident, injury, or occupational disease.
An essential worker is considered to have contracted COVID-19 if the worker tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a licensed physician, or has COVID-19 listed as the cause of death on the worker's death certificate.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)