COVID-19 Legal Update: Colorado

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Labor and Employment


How does the state define an occupational disease?

8-40-201(14) "Occupational disease" means a disease which results directly from the employment or the conditions under which work was performed, which can be seen to have followed as a natural incident of the work and as a result of the exposure occasioned by the nature of the employment, and which can be fairly traced to the employment as a proximate cause and which does not come from a hazard to which the worker would have been equally exposed outside of the employment.


COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

View DWC Updates Here.

Executive Order - Critical Businesses and Government Functions Required to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings
    June 4, 2020


Court Closures & Modified Call

COVID-19 Updates


Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - reduced hours.


Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/26/20 to 4/26/20; phased re-opening began 4/27/20.


Is there Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19?

Allows for telephonic treatment and billing.



Last Updated: 2/1/2021