With vaccination numbers rising, COVID-19 cases dropping, and a generally better understanding of how the virus is transmitted, Cal/OSHA has changed their COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The original emergency standards went into effect in November 2020 and established requirements for employers to control the spread of the virus in the workplace, including:

  • Creating a written COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)
  • Providing COVID-19 testing at no cost to employees after a COVID-19 exposure at work
  • Paying wages to employees who cannot work due to a COVID-19 exposure at work
  • Reporting COVID-19 cases to the local health department