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

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.

May 5, 2021 Update: On May 3, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued its COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, which provide that fully vaccinated individuals who have had a COVID-19 exposure do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic. Thus, per Executive Order N-84-20, such individuals no longer need to be excluded under the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. More information is available in the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs.

Emergency Temporary Standards


  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs – Updated May 5, 2021
    English | español

Fact Sheets

  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – What Employers Need to Know – Updated December 18, 2020
    English | español
  • UPDATE – Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – Posted May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Model Written Program

  • COVID-19 Model Prevention Program – Posted December 1, 2020
    (Fillable Word) English | español

Other Resources

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