Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect
Workers from Coronavirus

coronavirus, healthcare worker, and washing hands

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to take steps to protect workers exposed to infectious diseases like the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is widespread in the community. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease.

Cal/OSHA recommends the guidance, educational materials and model programs and plans provided below be reviewed with an employer's existing procedures to ensure that workers are protected.

Note: These guidelines and materials are subject to change as information is received and the situation evolves.

  • Interim General Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 – Updated May 14, 2020
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  • Know Your Rights: Safe and Healthy Workplace in California Video – Posted Apr. 28, 2020
    English
  • Interim Guidance on Severe Respirator Supply Shortages – Updated Apr. 2, 2020
    English
  • Interim Guidance for Protecting Hospital Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Posted May 22, 2020
    English
  • Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers at Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care Facilities – Updated Apr. 5, 2020
    English | Español | 中文 (Chinese) | 한국어 (Korean) | Tagalog
  • Infection Prevention in Construction – Updated May 13, 2020
    English
  • COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Grocery Employers – Posted May 12, 2020
    English
  • COVID-19 General Checklist for Grocery Employers – Updated May 26, 2020
    English
  • Infection Prevention in Grocery Stores – Updated May 26, 2020
    English | Español
  • Infection Prevention for Logistics Employers and Employees – Updated May 13, 2020
    English
  • Interim Guidance for Protecting Mortuary and Funeral Home Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Posted May 4, 2020
    English
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Safety and Health Fact Sheet – Updated Jan. 3, 2020
    English
  • The California Workplace Guide to Aerosol Transmissible Diseases – Updated Apr. 13, 2020
    English
  • Recording and Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 Cases – Posted May 27, 2020
    English
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Model Exposure Control Plan – Posted Jan. 3, 2020
    (Fillable Word) English
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Model Laboratory Biosafety Plan – Posted Jan. 3, 2020
    (Fillable Word) English
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Referring Employer Model Written Program – Posted Jan. 3, 2020
    (Fillable Word) English

Other Resources

May 2020