I Want to be Safer and Healthier at Work During the COVID‑19 Pandemic What are safer workplace practices?

There are no physical distancing or barrier requirements in the workplace regardless of employee vaccination status with the following exceptions:

  • Employers must evaluate whether it is necessary to implement physical distancing during an outbreak (3 or more cases in an exposed group of employees)
  • Employers must implement physical distancing during a major outbreak (20 or more cases in an exposed group of employees)

If you think you may be sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 your employer must provide you with benefits that you qualify for under California law. For more detailed information on the benefits below, explore the tracker I MAY BE SICK OR EXPOSED TO COVID-19 on this site.

You may be able to use paid sick leave for paid time off work while you recover, quarantine, or care for a family member.

If you qualify for paid sick leave, your employer must permit you to take the leave immediately upon your written or oral request.

Read more about paid sick leave, and COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.

If a test confirms you have COVID-19 and you think you were exposed to COVID-19 at work, you might be eligible for workers' compensation, which provides benefits that include:

February 2024