COVID-19 Legal Update: Delaware

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Division of Industrial Affairs

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

§ 2301(4) "Compensable occupational diseases" includes all occupational diseases arising out of and in the course of employment only when the exposure stated in connection therewith has occurred during employment.

 

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

Suspend hearings
 
    March 16, 2020

Updated DOI Bulletin to Insurance Carriers with Additional Guidance Related to COVID-19
 
    March 26, 2020

DOI Bulletin to Insurance Companies & Producers on Compliance with Regulatory Requirements during COVID-19 Crisis
 
    April 3, 2020

Gov. Carney Requires Delawarean to Wear Face Coverings in Public Settings
 
    April 25, 2020

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

Suspension Order

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - closed to public.

 

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

No - order was 3/24/20 until 5/31/20; phased re-opening targeted for 6/1/20.  State of Emergency extended until further notice.

 

ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19? 

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 8/14/2020