Situation Report | July 6, 2021
Due to the expiration of New York’s emergency declaration for COVID-19, the Workers’ Compensation Board announced its return to more regular operations on June 29, 2021.
The Board is lifting all of the guidance and modifications provided on its webpage related to the State of Emergency, with the following exceptions:
- The suspension of the Labor Market Attachment requirement will expire on August 16, 2021. View the guidance here.
- Relief from the original signature requirements on certain Board forms will continue until August 16, 2021.
- Board offices remain closed for the time being and contact with Board employees will be by phone and e-mail only.
- Remote-only attendance at hearings will continue, with parties and witnesses appearing by video through the Virtual Hearing Center or, as an option for claimants only, by telephone.
- Consideration of requests for the extension of the 30-day filing requirement will continue for appeals and rebuttals post-marked through July 6, 2021.
- Personal service on the Board still will not be permitted. Service will continue to be by mail only.
- Telehealth will remain in effect by Emergency Regulation. A permanent telehealth regulation is expected to be released for public comment shortly.
Questions can be sent to OfficeofGeneralCounsel@wcb.ny.gov.