School Employees Who Contract COVID-19 Could Qualify for Workers' Comp
Educational institutions may also see workers’ comp claims related to the virus beyond employees who have been infected.
Although workers’ compensation insurance would not normally cover a virus, many states have extended it to cover COVID-19 for certain essential workers. In California, a temporary “rebuttable presumption” was created that shifted the burden of proving the virus was contracted at work away from the employee. Teachers and other education staff who contract COVID-19 would need to check whether they are eligible for workers’ compensation in their state.
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