COVID-19 Resources and Workers’ Compensation
Governor Gavin Newsom on May 6 announced that workers who contract COVID-19 while on the job may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. The Governor signed an executive order that creates a time-limited rebuttable presumption for accessing workers’ compensation benefits applicable to Californians who must work outside of their homes during the stay at home order.
Those eligible will have the rebuttable presumption if they tested positive for COVID-19 or were diagnosed with COVID-19 and confirmed by a positive test within 14 days of performing a labor or service at a place of work after the stay at home order was issued on March 19, 2020. The presumption will stay in place through July 5, 2020.
- Executive Order N-62-20
- Questions and Answers on Executive Order N-62-20 – Updated May 18, 2020
- Injured Workers' Benefits