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March 25, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Coverage To Include Quarantined Health Workers/First Responders 

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Inslee Announces Workers’ Compensation Coverage To Include Quarantined Health Workers/First Responders

In a press release dated March 5, 2020 on Governor’s official website, Governor Inslee’s office advised:

“Today, Gov. Jay Inslee and Joel Sacks, director of the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced that the state is taking steps to ensure workers’ compensation protections for health care workers and first responders who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

L&I is immediately changing its policy around workers’ compensation coverage for health care workers and first responders who are quarantined by a physician or public health officer.

Under the clarified policy, L&I will provide benefits to these workers during the time they’re quarantined after being exposed to COVID-19 on the job.”

For more information and to read the complete press release, please go to: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-workers-compensation-coverage-include-quarantined-health-workersfirst?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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