OAC Remains Open - Telephone Hearings, COVID-19 Update

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DENVER - Mar. 24, 2020 -The OAC remains open and continues to conduct workers' compensation hearings.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency and Mayor Hancock's order concerning the City and County of Denver, all workers' compensation hearings scheduled to be held in person at the Office of Administrative Courts (Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction) shall be conducted solely by telephone, beginning on March 25, 2020 and for the near future.

In the event that a litigant or witness cannot participate in a telephone hearing, due to the need of interpretation or ADA accommodation, the party should notify the Office of Administrative Courts immediately. The Office of Administrative Courts will ensure that all litigants and witnesses who have interpretation and/or ADA accommodation needs are able to participate in person as necessary while maintaining social distancing to protect all parties involved.

For more detailed information, please review the Chief Judge Directive.