COVID-19 Legal Update: Washington
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
RCW 51.08.140 “Occupational disease.”
“Occupational disease” means such disease or infection as arises naturally and proximately out of employment under the mandatory or elective adoption provisions of this title.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
L&I's Temporary Telerehab Policy
March 20, 2020
L&I Offering Grace Period to Pay Work Comp Premiums
April 6, 2020
L&I Notice to Businesses Not Following Pandemic Closure Orders Can be Cited & Fined
May 26, 2020
L&I Guidance on Mask Usage
June 5, 2020
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Open, by appt only. Closed to the public.
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19?
Telemedicine effective 3/9/2020 for 120 days.
Last Updated: 7/14/2020