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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 19, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in South Dakota, we recommend that you visit the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation's COVID-19 Resources

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Description of Program and Relief

Workers Compensation

Worker’s Compensation Coverage is potentially available for employees who are infected with COVID-19, per the eligibility requirements below.

Government or Lead Agency

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Dates Available

N/A

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility is generally limited to employees who can establish that COVID-19 is an “occupational disease,” meaning that exposure is an essential part of their job, such as doctors and nurses. Furthermore, the employee must be unable to work for at least 7 consecutive days.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

For more information, please visit: https://dlr.sd.gov/workers_compensation/covid_19_workers_comp_coverage.aspx


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