On Nov. 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved Cal-OSHA’s emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations). Since then, Cal-OSHA has issued a model prevention program and Frequently Asked Questions, both available here, to help employers comply with the Regulations, which are effective as of Nov. 30, 2020. Our previous Alert, which summarizes the Regulations, follows below.
On Nov. 19, 2020, the California Occupational Health & Safety Standards Board unanimously adopted 21 pages of emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations). The Regulations are broad. They apply to all employees and places of employment except: (1) those places of employment with one employee who does not have contact with others; (2) employees working from home; and (3) employees covered by Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 5199 (e.g., health care facilities, facilities designed to receive persons arriving from a