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 in December 2021 to include minor revisions related to returning to work after close contact. The revisions are effective starting on January 14, 2022. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. The latest order from the California Department of Public Health on January 5, 2022 requires the use of face coverings by all employees when 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 StandardsEffective January 14, 2022

FAQs

  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs – Updated January 12, 2022
    English   New | español
  • Revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention ETS FAQs – Updated January 14, 2022
    English  New

Fact Sheets

  • COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine – What Employers and Workers Need to Know - Posted January 14, 2022
    English  New
  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – What Employers Need to Know – New January 14, 2021
    English  New
  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – What Employers Need to Know – Updated June 21, 2021
    English | español

COVID-19 Model Written Program

  • COVID-19 Model Prevention Program – Updated January 14, 2022
    (Fillable Word) English New | español New

Other Resources

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