COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards - Fact Sheets, Model Written Program and Other Resources

The COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are still in effect. The workplace standards were updated on June 17, 2021 to include requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated workers. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. Local public health orders may require the use of face coverings by all individuals indoors regardless of vaccination status. Cal/OSHA also encourages employers to follow the California Department of Public Health's guidance recommending all individuals wear face coverings while indoors. More information on the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards is available in Cal/OSHA's Frequently Asked Questions.

California recently approved Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 infection prevention. These new temporary standards apply to most workers in California not covered by Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard.

This page contains helpful information and resources specifically related to the new emergency temporary standards for employers and workers.

Emergency Temporary Standards

Revised Emergency Temporary Standards:  Effective June 17, 2021


  • Revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention ETS FAQs – Updated June 18, 2021
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  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs – Updated October 27, 2021
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Fact Sheets

  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – What Employers Need to Know – Updated June 21, 2021
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COVID-19 Model Written Program

  • COVID-19 Model Prevention Program – Updated June 29, 2021
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Other Resources

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