California Update

November 23, 2020

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

On November 16, 2020, the California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings. The updated guidance now mandates that all individuals wear face coverings at all times when outside their home, with certain exceptions.

On November 17, 2020, the California Department of Health issued Guidance on Face Shields, which, among other things, clarifies that wearing a face shield alone is not a substitute for a face covering.

On November 19, 2020, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted COVID-19 Prevention Temporary Standards. The Temporary Standards now proceed to the Office of Administrative Law, which has 10 calendar days to review and approve them. The Temporary Standards will be in effect immediately if approved by the Office of Administrative Law in the next 10 calendar days.

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It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice.