COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ended on December 31, 2022

From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, California required most employers to provide workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 reasons. Employers with 26 or more employees during this period had to provide this paid time off for workers who needed to stay home due to COVID-19 illness, exposure, caring for a family member, a COVID test or vaccine, recovering from side effects and more. If a worker took unpaid time off due to COVID-19 in 2022, they should be paid for these sick leave hours. More information is available in the Labor Commissioner's frequently asked questions.

This site provides California workers and employers with resources and information to learn more about workers' rights and employers' obligations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work.

For Employers

Remember: All employers in California are required to take steps to protect their workers from COVID-19, including updating safety procedures, training employees on infection prevention, and adjusting practices and the workplace to prevent the spread of the virus at work.

May 2022