COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Overview

Although the US Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate last week, the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are still in effect. The workplace standards were updated in December 2021 to include minor revisions related to returning to work after close contact. The revisions were effective starting on January 14, 2022. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. The latest order from the California Department of Public Health on January 5, 2022, requires the use of face coverings by all employees when indoors. More information on the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards is available in Cal/OSHA’s Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Here are some resources you might find helpful that are updated regularly:

Frequently Asked Questions

California Department of Public Health: Guidance for Face Masks

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