Businesses and Employees
Guidance for Businesses & Employees

02/04/2023 | Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations
New non-emergency COVID-19 prevention regulations from the California Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) took effect on February 3, 2023. This includes updates to the Fact Sheets and FAQs.

05/07/2022 | Cal/OSHA Fact Sheets and Updated COVID-19 FAQs
The California Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) updated it's frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as provided fact sheets for employers.

11/04/2021 | OSHA Vaccination Requirement for Employers 100 or More
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a vaccination requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis. The OSHA rule will also require that these employers provide paid-time for employees to get vaccinated, and ensure all unvaccinated workers wear a face mask in the workplace.

Employers are required to follow CalOSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards to prevent exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. These standards apply to most workers in California not covered by CalOSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard.

Workers who have questions about COVID-19 hazards at work can call the Cal/OSHA Call Center Phone Number at
833-579-0927 during normal business hours. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.

Notifying Public Health of Workplace Outbreaks
Employers should notify local public health agencies of all workplace COVID-19 outbreaks. Per Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, outbreaks are defined as three or more cases among employees in an exposed group within a 14 day period. Employers should notify local public health agencies of outbreaks within 48 hours of becoming aware of the number of cases that meet the definition of an outbreak. An employer that has an outbreak subject to these provisions should continue to give notice to the local health department of any subsequent confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite. 

To report an outbreak within a workplace, complete the following intake form, California Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking. If you need assistance navigating SPOT, see this Workplace SPOT Guide.

For further questions about workplace reporting, email [email protected].

In accordance with Labor Code section 
6409.6, industry-based COVID-19 reports are available here. Data shared includes the number and frequency of COVID-19 outbreaks and the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks by industry reported by any workplace.  

For information on the isolation and quarantine guidance within the workplace, refer to the CDPH guidance

Site updated February 23, 2023