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The Virginia House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would provide death and disability benefits for certain employees who contract COVID-19 and their families.
H.B. 5028, which passed 61-37 and was sent to the state Senate, establishes a presumption that for firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, health care providers and school board employees, COVID-19 is an occupational disease compensable under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act.
The presumption would apply unless they are “overcome by a preponderance of competent evidence to the contrary,” the bill states.
The bill would be effective retroactive to Jan. 1.
More insurance and workers compensation news on the coronavirus crisis here.
The Tennessee Senate introduced a bill Monday that would make COVID-19 an occupational disease for essential workers under certain conditions.