California Mask Requirement for Workplaces To Continue Through Summer (And More!), CAL-OSHA Says
On June 3, 2021, CAL-OSHA’s Standards Board (a seven member body appointed to adopt “reasonable and enforceable standards” for the agency) unanimously voted in favor of proposed amendments to CAL-OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which are currently applicable to almost all workplaces in the Golden State. The Office of Administrative Law will decide whether to grant or reject the proposed amendments following a ten day review period. To the dismay of perhaps many, if the Board’s ETS amendments are made official, they will certainly not track the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance that permits fully vaccinated persons to forgo masks and social distancing indoors.