OWCP now accepts antigen test on its own

On August 18, 2021, DOL released FECA Bulletin 21-10, which describes the procedures for handling COVID-19 claims involving an antigen test; antigen test is the rapid test you typically see at a CVS or Walgreens.

Previously, DOL required employees to provide additional medical evidence along with a positive antigen test, but that caused problems because employees and supervisors didn’t know or the doctor didn’t provide sufficient notes. Now, all they need is the positive antigen test.

You can view the bulletin here for more information.