COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Changes to Emergency Temporary Standards

Following the June 17 vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to allow the revisions to immediately take effect on June 17. The revised regulations reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health guidance. The updates include changes to face coverings and physical distancing requirements. More information on the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards can be found in Cal/OSHA'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.

January 2021