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First Responders, Lawmaker Hope Governor Can Order COVID-19 Presumption

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 844 | 0 | 39 min read

First responders in South Carolina, like their counterparts in Florida and Minnesota, are urging the governor to issue an order making COVID-19 illness compensable. South Carolina's comp law does not cover complications from pandemics, and the director of the state compensation agency said judges would have to review claims on a case-by-case basis to determine compensability for public safety workers, according to a local news report. With the state legislature now out of session, a law to create a presumption that a COVID-19 illness is work-related is unlikely before next year. That...

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