Together, We as Californians Can Work Safer

Know your workplace rights, responsibilities, and resources.

Workers

Do you have questions about how COVID-19 should be handled in the workplace? Want to know about employee rights and protections? Find answers to these questions and more.

Employers

Employers can lead the way to a safer workplace and protect their business and workers. Learn how to comply with state and local requirements.

 

Outreach Toolkit

Sharing vital information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort. Use our outreach toolkit to help spread awareness to workers and employers.

Recent updates

COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

The COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are still in effect. The workplace standards were updated in December 2021 to include minor revisions related to returning to work after close contact. The revisions are effective starting on January 14, 2022. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. The latest order from the California Department of Public Health on January 5, 2022 requires the use of face coverings by all employees when indoors. More information on the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards is available in Cal/OSHA's Frequently Asked Questions.

Now Available: Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator

There are several benefits available to workers impacted by COVID-19. This navigator assesses your eligibility for benefits that can provide job-protected leave or pay related to COVID-19.

Start the Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Expired on September 30, 2021

From January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, California required employers with 26 or more employees to provide their workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for COVID-19 reasons. Employees taking 2021 SPSL as of September 30, 2021 may continue to take the leave they are currently on even if the entitlement extends past September 30, 2021. For more information, visit the Labor Commissioner’s webpage on the expiration of 2021 COVID-19 SPSL.

 

Learn about benefits for workers 

COVID-19 Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator

There are several benefits available to workers impacted by COVID-19. This navigator assesses your eligibility for benefits that can provide job-protected leave or pay related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator

 

 

 

COVID-19 Employer Portal

The employer portal is a one-stop hub for California employers to quickly find up-to-date state and local county COVID-19 guidance by business industry.

Changes to employer portal: Please note that the employer portal has been updated with changes to state guidance, including Cal/OSHA’s revised Emergency Temporary Standards that are effective June 17th 2021.

 

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