Covid Quarantine Requirements: Key Updates California Employers Should Know
The EO’s change to the Cal/OSHA regulations
requires employers to immediately review their
newly adopted Covid Prevention Plan and related
practices to ensure that they are in compliance with
the new EO (and local health department quarantine
requirements). Employers may wish to revise the
quarantine/exclusion provisions to simply state that
“employees with Covid-19 exposure will be excluded
from the workplace and required to quarantine
the period of time (generally 10-14 days) required
under applicable CDPH and local health department
Employers will need to review local health
department quarantine requirements to determine
the quarantine length for employees in those
jurisdictions. For example, LA County’s health
department guidance still requires 14-day quarantine.
It seems likely that local health departments will
revise their guidance to comport with the revised
CDPH quarantine guidance, but this will need to be
monitored. Sufficed to say, it is virtually impossible
for employers to stay on top of, and immediately
comply with, all of this ever-changing guidance.
Employers should simply do their best to try in good
faith to do so.
This article originally appeared here.
Robin E. Largent is the Partner
Sacramento Office of Carothers
DiSante & Freudenberger LLP.
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