California approved emergency temporary Cal/OSHA standards on COVID-19 infection prevention on
November 30, 2020. These new temporary standards apply to most workers in California not covered by
Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard.
Requirements for employers covered by the COVID-19 Prevention standard
Establish, implement, and maintain an effective written COVID-19 Prevention Program that includes:
Identifying and evaluating employee exposures to COVID-19 health hazards.
Implementing effective policies and procedures to correct unsafe and unhealthy conditions (such
as safe physical distancing, modifying the workplace and staggering work schedules).
Providing and ensuring workers wear face coverings to prevent exposure in the workplace.
Provide effective training and instruction to employees on how COVID-19 is spread, infection
prevention techniques, and information regarding COVID-19-related benefits that affected employees
may be entitled to under applicable federal, state, or local laws.