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Workers' Compensation For COVID-19

Concerning the creation of presumptions related to an essential worker who contracts COVID-19 for purposes related to workers' compensation.
2020 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

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.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Rodriguez
Rep. K. Mullica


Sen. J. Danielson, Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. B. Pettersen


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