COVID-19 Legal Update: Wyoming

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workforce Services

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

27-14-102  (t)(xi) “Injury” means any harmful change in the human organism other than normal aging and includes damage to or loss of any artificial replacement and death, arising out of and in the course of employment while at work in or about the premises occupied, used or controlled by the employer and incurred while at work in places where the employer’s business requires an employee’s presence and which subjects the employee to extrahazardous duties incident to the business. “Injury” does not include:
(A) Any illness or communicable disease unless the risk of contracting the illness or disease is increased by the nature of the employment.

 

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

DWC Memo on Telemedicine and Telehealth
     March 20, 2020

Enacted Legislation: Creates COVID-19 Presumption for Workers' Compensation for All Employees & Provides Civil Immunity to COVID-19 Claims
     May 20, 2020

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

COVID-19 Update

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open.

 

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

No.

 

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

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020