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Bill to Extend COVID-19 Presumption Up for Final Vote

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 278 | 0 | 149 min read

The Vermont state Senate is scheduled to call a final vote on a bill that would extend a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for frontline workers until the 30th day following the termination of the state of emergency. Gov. Phil Scott in July 2020 signed a bill creating a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for first responders, health workers, correctional workers, employees of the state Workers’ Compensation Commission and other essential workers. The presumption applies to workers who tested positive or were otherwise diagnosed with the disease between March 1, 2020, a...

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