COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Bill in Ohio House

Ohio House Democrats this week introduced workers’ compensation legislation (House Bill 573) that would make COVID-19 an occupational disease under Ohio workers’ compensation law. Neither the bill nor its provisions were included in the emergency legislation (HB 197) passed this week. At this time, it does not appear that the workers’ compensation expansion bill will move through the legislature, but the OMA will continue to monitor the bill and update members as needed. 3/26/2020