Welcome to installment # 18 of COVID-19 information for California employers.  Check out the other installments on the blog here.

California’s Reopening Playbook for Employers

California released a new “Employer Playbook” containing guidance for safe re-opening.  You can find it here.  The pamphlet addresses matters such as

  • How to access industry-specific checklists for reopening
  • What to do if there is an outbreak at the workplace
  • Communicating information about workers who test positive
  • Preventing the spread of the virus at work
  • Guidelines for when infected workers may return
  • Cleaning guidance
  • Recordkeeping and reporting to Cal OSHA
  • Paid and unpaid leave provisions
  • And more

Some of this information is vague and seems like it was pasted together by a summer intern, but it’s free.  So, take from it what you can.  Kind of like the blog.

California County Closings on the Rise

The state has extended its closing order we covered in our previous post. See here.  There are now 33 counties who have appeared on the “county monitoring list” for 3 days or more.  Under the July 13 CDPH order, that means these counties are covered by the enhanced closing order linked in the prior post.  Six counties newly qualified for inclusion on the list, including  Kern County.  As stated, the monitoring list and order are linked in the prior post, as are the requirements.

US Department of Labor

The US Department of Labor has updated its FAQs and guidance regarding COVID-related wage and hour issues, focusing on re-opening issues. You can check those out here. 

California Labor Workforce Development Agency Information

The LWDA has updated its page as well. Here is a link. You can get updated information about California programs for workers and how they affect businesses there.

More information soon.

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