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Do I get paid if I have to quarantine and can’t work for two weeks?

That all depends on which category your job falls into. Take a look at these three scenarios:

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Are you concerned about losing pay because of being quarantined?

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Who Qualifies For The “Rebuttable Presumption”?

The presumption of workers’ compensation coverage applies to all COVID-19 first responders or front-line workers. This includes:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Law enforcement

Additionally, it also applies to employees of essential businesses who encounter members of the public or work in locations with 15 or more people. This includes employees of the following businesses:

  • Grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Food production/manufacturing/processing
  • Distribution and supply chain companies of essential products/supplies
  • Gas stations
  • Food banks
  • Hardware stores
  • Media outlets
  • Transportation providers
  • Banks

The Employer’s Defenses

Employers can rebut the presumption by providing evidence that:

  1. The employer practiced, to the fullest extent possible, updated industry specific CDC or Illinois Dept. of Public Health guidelines to prevent COVID-19 exposure.
  2. The employee was working from home for a period of 14 consecutive days or more prior to the injury or occupational disease.
  3. The employee’s exposure to COVID-19 came from an alternate source
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