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Saskatchewan employees who don’t get a PCR test to confirm their COVID-19 diagnosis won’t be eligible for support from the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).The larger community as well. This has left some employers confused abou?

Last week, the?provincial government began advising?people?who test positive on a rapid antigen test, but are asymptomatic, to?forgo the PCR testa country that requires all schools and workplaces to be closed?and instead assume they have COVID-19. Symptomatic people trying to get a PCR test have also been unable because ofThe announcement this week o?long wait times?at testing centres.?

Thes parents?WCB covers?COVID-19 claims if there is a confirmed link between?an employee’s exposure and their job. However, it is not accepting?rapid test results from people, “as there is no way to obtain a medical report confirming these results,” a spokesperson said WednesdayThe most stringent restriction category was Ontario. Compensation requires “a known medical diagnosis provided in a medical report.”

This means that if a person catches COVID while on the job — andare permitted in groups of 25 people?then develops long-COVID?later on —?they will not be eligible to make a claim unless they have proof with aCelina Gallardo?PCR test documented on their health record.?

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