On March 3, following the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) updated its public health guidance to align with federal Centers for Disease Control guidance.
Of particular importance to employers, employees who contract COVID-19 may return to the workplace after five days, even if they still test positive, as long as their symptoms are improving and they are fever-free for 24 hours. Review the FAQ on Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for up-to-the-minute guidance. In addition, updated guidance on face coverings became recommendations and not requirements on April 3.
Employers should continue to stay abreast of the Cal/OSHA and CDPH regulations and guidance on COVID-19 and ensure that their COVID-19 prevention plans are up-to-date and are implemented properly.