More COVID-19 Rules for California Employers: Cal-OSHA’s Emergency COVID-19 Safety Regulations Take Effect
On November 30, 2020, Cal-OSHA’s proposed temporary emergency COVID-19 safety regulations were approved, and went into effect (currently through October 2, 2021). Helpful FAQ’s have also been published, with more on their way.
Broad Application to Employers
These temporary regulations are applicable to all employers and places of employment in California, with the following exceptions: (1) those places of employment with one employee who does not have contact with others; (2) employees working from home; and (3) employees covered by Cal-OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard (which covers hospitals, long term healthcare facilities and hospices, medical transport, etc.).