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Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulation for 2 Years


The Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted 6-1 yesterday to continue California’s COVID-19 regulation until December 2024.

As part of the transition from an emergency COVID-19 regulation into a nonemergency one, Cal/OSHA has made some changes that will improve feasibility for California’s workplaces.

What Stays the Same for Workplaces?

The basic framework of the nonemergency COVID-19 regulation is going to be familiar to human resources professionals and lawyers who have grappled with applying the regulation across the state for the last two years.

It will continue to apply to the same work locations and rely on the same basic tools: identifying COVID-19 cases in the workplace, excluding any employee cases, identifying and providing no-cost testing of close contacts, and following outbreak protocols if three or more cases occur.

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