COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations

On December 15, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to adopt non-emergency COVID-19 prevention regulations. These regulations took effect on February 3, 2023 and will remain in effect for two years after the effective date, except for the recordkeeping subsections that will remain in effect for three years.

These regulations include some of the same requirements found in the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), as well as new provisions aimed at making it easier for employers to provide consistent protections to workers and allow for flexibility if changes are made to guidance in the future from the California Department of Public Health.

Note: These regulations apply to most workers in California who are not covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard.

Non-Emergency Standards

Non-Emergency Standards: Effective February 3, 2023

Fact Sheets

  • COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations – What Employers Need to Know - Updated May 22, 2024
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COVID-19 Model Prevention Procedures

  • COVID-19 Model Prevention Procedures - Updated May 22, 2024
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