MEMORANDUM NO. 2020-07
Submission of WCC Forms During COVID-19 Pandemic
|TO:||WCC Commissioners, District Administrators, Claimants, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Unions, and Advisory Board Members|
|FROM:||Stephen M. Morelli, Chairman|
|DATE:||March 25, 2020|
|RE:||Submission of WCC Forms During COVID-19 Pandemic|
Given the directives and measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19, the requirements for certain forms to be sent via certified mail under the workers' compensation act is hereby suspended per Section 31-321, effective March 25, 2020.
The Commission will now accept forms via standard mail delivery services or facsimile. It may be advisable to maintain copies and take any other measures which would support proof of the delivery and receipt of any forms should subsequent substantiation be necessary.
Additionally, given the Governor's recent Executive Order allowing remote notarizations, the Commission will now be accepting documents notarized pursuant to Executive Order No. 7K.
Executive Order No. 7K can be found on the Governor's website here.
While many parties may have the contact information of WCC staff and wish to send in scanned forms via email which would ordinarily have been sent certified, please note that given the significant staff reductions and absences associated with the COVID-19 health crisis, the Commission cannot guarantee that a form submitted through email will be processed in a timely manner. Please do not submit any forms to the Office of the Chairman's general email inbox.