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Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On

In major news yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023.  See the following excerpts from the governor’s press release: “With hospitalizations and deaths dramatically reduced due to the state’s vaccination and public health efforts, California… Continue Reading “Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On”

California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just issued a public health order redefining the “close contact” definition.  In short, the agency has reverted to the CDC’s 6 feet rule for “indoor spaces greater than 400,000 cubic feet per floor” such as warehouses,… Continue Reading “California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)”

Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft permanent rule is intended to replace the current version of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that is set to expire at the end of… Continue Reading “Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule”

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/OSHA has updated its FAQs to assist in interpreting the various ETS requirements implicated by the new definition. Background When the current… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts”

Cal/OSHA’s Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Rule Has Just Issued

Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking process does not allow for any more “re-adoptions” of the COVID-19 emergency rule, so if COVID-19 regulatory requirements are to remain, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board will need to adopt a permanent COVID-19 rule. While clarity had been lacking over the content and… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Rule Has Just Issued”

Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption

By Andrew J. Sommer and Fred Walter The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has just released a proposed draft for the third re-adoption COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The Board will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting on April… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption”

FAQs Clarify Isolation and Quarantine Periods under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule

Since our blog post only a week ago concerning the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance on isolation and quarantine periods and its implications for the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), the CDPH has revised this guidance (January 6, 2022) – this… Continue Reading “FAQs Clarify Isolation and Quarantine Periods under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule”

CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cal/OSHA has just convened an Advisory Committee to consider a proposed permanent Cal/OSHA COVID-19 prevention permanent rule, scheduled to meet on September 23, 2021. Conn Maciel Carey has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee, on behalf of the California Employers COVID-19 Prevention… Continue Reading “CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE”

Vaccinated Workers Are Not Required to Quarantine Under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS, But Masks and Distancing Are Still Required

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance yesterday – COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People – that affects some aspects of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS.  For purposes of this discussion, people are considered… Continue Reading “Vaccinated Workers Are Not Required to Quarantine Under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS, But Masks and Distancing Are Still Required”

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