COVID-19 Guidance and Resources



Changes to Emergency Temporary Standards

On Wednesday June 9, 2021 the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board held a special meeting to hear from the California Department of Public Health on new face covering guidance. The board decided to withdraw revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards that were previously sent to the Office of Administrative Law in order to update Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention requirements with the latest guidance. The board posted new revisions on June 11 that incorporate the latest public health guidance. The revisions will be considered at the board’s regular meeting on June 17. In the meantime, the protections adopted in November of 2020 will remain in effect.

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