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The employee was contacted by his employer to advise that an unidentified coworker had been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is one of several who had close contact with this coworker. This employee asked for a claim form. Both his personal doctor and the workers’ compensation doctor denied his request for a test as he does not have the symptoms. The employee is currently self- quarantined, remains asymptomatic. The employer has recently confirmed that the co-worker is positive for COVID-19. My question is, what if the symptoms come about after the incubation period of 14 days and it is determined that he is positive for COVID-19. The employee claims that he’s been self-quarantined the entire time. Might the employer have liability?

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