The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission issued courtroom protocols today, as it moves to return to in-person hearings. The hearings procedures will be vastly different due to COVID-19. As the Commission moves to begin in-person hearings, here are the changes in guidelines at hearing locations.
- Persons should expect to wear masks/face coverings while entering and exiting the hearing location
- Persons should expect to answer questions prior to entering the hearing location. If a person refuses to answer or answers ‘yes’ to any screening questions, entry to the location will be denied.
- Persons should expect to submit to a contact-less temperature check.
- Persons should sanitize hands when entering hearing location.
- Persons will be required to respect the social distancing guidelines of maintaining 6 feet between all persons.
- Persons should avoid physical contact, such as shaking hands.
- Person limitations will be in place for restroom and elevator use.
- Persons will be required to exit the location immediately at the conclusion of the hearing.
These guidelines were issued this morning by the Commission.
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