HR Hot Topic – COVID-19 Positive Test Report Form Reminder
Critical to Properly Report COVID-19 Claims
On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1159 (SB-1159). This bill provides outbreak definition guidance and requirements for reporting COVID-19 exposures, which includes reporting to your workers’ compensation carrier the date an employee tested positive, possible exposure locations, and other important reporting information.
To help ensure compliance with timely reporting regarding an employee testing positive for COVID-19, we have provided a convenient COVID-19 Positive Test Report Form.
The information provided on the form is used to determine if an outbreak occurred beginning 07/06/2020 through 12/31/2022, to assist with applying presumption criteria.
With each new regulation, compliance related to COVID-19 protocols can be a challenge for employers. OmegaComp HR will continue to provide up-to-date information to assist with this challenge.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to our Human Resources Department at 916-266-4370.