Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Ensuring Workers’ Compensation Eligibility for Frontline COVID-19-Response Workers

Posted over 2 years ago

Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-125, which clarifies Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (WDCA) eligibility during the COVID-19 emergency, replacing emergency rules issued by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity in March 2020. Under this executive order, individuals who work within the secured borders of a penal institution, including correctional officers, medical staff, and cafeteria staff who serve prisoners will be presumptively entitled to worker’s compensation if they suffer a personal injury as a result of COVID-19.  To view executive order 2020-125, click here.