Legislation addresses COVID-19 compensability for first responders

Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law has been temporarily amended to include a presumption of liability for certain workers who are diagnosed with or test positive for COVID-19.

The list of occupations covered by the amendment includes health care providers, paramedics, firefighters and child care workers caring for the children of first responders.

For a full list of occupations covered, and more details on the legislation, see our blog post Temporary MN law change: COVID-19 infections presumed work-related for first responders, health care workers.

The State of Wisconsin also recently passed similar legislation.

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