On January 13, 2021 the Illinois Legislature passed HB4276 which extends the COVID presumption under the Occupational Disease Act to diagnosis occurring through June 30, 2021. This legislation only extends the date of the presumption, and does make any other changes. As a reminder, the legislation applies to all individuals employed as police, fire personnel, emergency medical technicians, or paramedics; all individuals employed and considered as first responders; all workers for health care providers, including nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities and home care workers; corrections officers; and any individuals employed by essential businesses and operations as defined in Executive Order 2020-10 dated March 20, 2020, as long as individuals employed by essential businesses and operations are required by their employment to encounter members of the general public or to work in employment locations of more than 15 employees. For purposes of this subsection only, an employee's home or place of residence is not a place of employment, except for home care workers.
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