Coronavirus Updates

State Closures Due to COVID-19

Ametros is closely monitoring state workers' compensation boards for closures, as well as virtual options such a telephonic and video meetings. We will be updating this page frequently to provide you with the most up to date information.

Last updated 3/27/2020

State Name Available for in Person Business Effective Closed for in Person Expected Open Clarifying Detail
Alabama No 3/19/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Alaska Yes   3/17/2020 Options for telephonic participation in most cases. 
Arizona No 3/13/2020 TBD Remote appearances (phone and video)
Arkansas No 3/25/2020 TBD All prehearing conferences, joint petitions, and full hearings for the next two weeks are postponed until further notice. 
California Yes 3/17/2020 3/26/2020 All DWC Offices Open Except for Eureka. The Eureka office will remain closed until further notice.  
Colorado No 3/13/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Connecticut No 3/13/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Delaware No 3/16/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Florida No 3/16/2020 3/27/2020 Telephonic Meetings
Georgia No 3/16/2020 4/13/2020 Postponed all hearings and in-person mediations. Mediations telephonically. 
Hawaii Pending Info     TBD
Idaho No 3/23/2020 TBD All hearings, mediations & conferences shall be reset for later date or held telephonic
Illinois No 3/16/2020 3/31/2020 Commission has closed other than for emergency hearings
Indiana No 3/24/2020 4/6/2020 Telephonic Meetings
Iowa No 3/17/2020 6/16/2020 Utilize video based courtcall.
Kansas No 3/19/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Kentucky No 3/16/2020 6/16/2020 Telephonic Meetings 
Louisiana No 3/16/2020 3/27/2020 Rescheduled after March 27, 2020 on expedited basis. 
Maine No 3/17/2020 TBD CourtCall.  If all parties believe an in-person hearing is necessary, parties must contact the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the case.  
Maryland No 3/16/2020 4/3/2020 All claims hearings have been postponed & commission offices are closed 
Massachusetts No 3/16/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Michigan No 3/16/2020 4/20/2020 Telephophonic Meetings unless specifically arranged with the magistrate and only for the most severe of circumstances. 
Minnesota Yes   3/13/2020 Handling the trials in person, or else is by phone.
Mississippi No 3/13/2020 3/30/2020 Telephonic Meetings. Settlements are now being filed electronically. 
Missouri No 3/19/2020 4/17/2020 All in-person docket settings and trials are cancelled 
Montana Pending Info     TBD
Nebraska Yes   3/17/2020 Trials will proceed as scheduled
Nevada Pending Info     TBD
New Hampshire No 3/16/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings or continued
New Jersey No 3/17/2020 4/3/2020 Three-week suspension of all workers’ compensation court calendars 
New Mexico No 3/24/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
New York No 3/16/2020 TBD Workers’ compensation hearings remotely. Board locations are temporarily closed.
North Carolina No 3/16/2020 4/13/2020 Hearing eld by conference call, and mediations are to be held remotely.
North Dakota Pending Info     TBD
Ohio No 3/16/2020 4/6/2020 Telephonic Meetings. The agency will aim for two hearings per hour and six hours per day.
Oklahoma No 3/16/2020 3/30/2020 Alternative procedures shall be followed to effectuate approval of Joint Petition settlements beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, and continuing until further notice from the Commission. 
Oregon No 3/17/2020 TBD  At this time, the division is maintaining all current services and expects minimal disruptions.
Pennsylvania No 3/16/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings using SKYPE; mediations via Zoom
Rhode Island No 3/17/2020 3/20/2020 Telephonic Meetings
South Carolina No 3/25/2020   Suspended until further notice. 
South Dakota No 3/20/2020 3/30/2020 Telephonic Meetings
Tennessee Yes     Prepared to assist judges, court staff, and others to the best of its ability during the coronavirus outbreak.
Texas No 3/16/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings. Contested case hearings have been postponed until March 30, when they will be held by phone. CCHs will resume on Monday, March 30, and will also be conducted by telephone.
Utah No 3/13/2020 TBD Telephonic Meetings
Vermont Limited     Limiting public access to court buildings. Conferences done via telephone (as they usually are), & parties  asked to reach out to Admin Law Judge’s directly to see about changes in handling of formal hearings, pre-trial conferences etc., as these will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 
Virginia No 3/24/2020 4/30/2020 All in-person Commission hearings and mediations have been cancelled.
Washington Pending Info     TBD
West Virginia No 3/17/2020 3/31/2020 All in-person Commission hearings and mediations have been cancelled
Wisconsin No 3/23/2020 TBD As of the week of March 23, 2020,  will stop conducting in-person hearings, prehearings, and mediations until further notice. Hearings will be converted to settlement telephonic conferences. 
Wyoming No 3/23/2020 4/10/2020 Telephonic Meetings
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