Tag: COVID

CDPH, Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Isolation Guidance
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CDPH, Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Isolation Guidance

On January 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated it’s COVID-19 isolation guidance, redefining “infectious period” to move away from a standard…

Quick COVID-19 Refresher for Employers
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Quick COVID-19 Refresher for Employers

Nicknamed after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, Eris — the latest dominant coronavirus subvariant infecting people across the country — may cause HR…

CDPH Updates "Outbreak” Definition, Masking Guidance
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CDPH Updates “Outbreak” Definition, Masking Guidance

On June 20, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 public health order and guidance, changing the definition of “outbreak” in…

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program Begins
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program Begins

Eligible California small businesses may now apply for a California state program that awards funds for costs incurred from COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. Remember,…

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Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulation for 2 Years

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted 6-1 Thursday to continue California’s COVID-19 regulation until December 2024. As part of…

COVID-19 regulation changes in October 2022
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Regulation Ahead of December Vote

California employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important element…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Close Contact Definition Changed

On October 13, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order updating the definition for “close contact” as it relates to the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Form I-9

Form I-9 Document Inspection Flexibility Extended into 2023

On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it was once again extending the Form…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) Extended Through End of the Year

On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 152 into law. AB 152 is a budget trailer bill extending an employee’s eligibility to use 2022…

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CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years — with…