OK: Workers’ Compensation Commission Important Updates on COVID-19 Response


Oklahoma City, OK (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (“WCC”) will strike all Commission dockets in Oklahoma City and Tulsa set during the week of March 16, 2020, and close the administrative offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa for two days, Monday, March 16, 2020, and Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Commission dockets will be reset, and case filing deadlines will be extended once Commission administrative hearing operations are reestablished. Employees of the WCC shall remain at home on paid administrative leave during these two days. 

Employees are encouraged to stay up-to-date on CDC information, including information on domestic and international travel and best practices to remain healthy, such as social distancing and proper hygiene practices: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Should an employee develop acute respiratory illness symptoms to include shortness of breath, cough and/or fever they should self-isolate at home and contact a healthcare provider for further evaluation. You should not return to work until symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours without medication.

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the employee should plan to self-isolate at home until they are cleared by a healthcare provider to return to work and resume their normal routine. More information regarding what to do if you are sick can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

If employees have any questions regarding the agency’s plan, or any other concerns, they should speak with their supervisors.

Since this situation is complex and evolving rapidly, we will provide updates as concrete information becomes available to ensure all stakeholders have the most up-to-date information.

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