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What to do when on onsite employee tests positive for COVID-19

On July 6, The New York Times cited a new survey that found most Americans believe their lives are “at least approaching pre-pandemic normalcy.”

And yet, the front-page headline of the July 8 Union Tribune read “COVID-19-related hospitalizations increasing.”

Now’s the time for a refresher on what an employer must do when an employee at its workplace tests positive for COVID-19. Cal-OSHA’s current Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) are in effect through Dec. 31. The ETS is explained by the agency’s answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The agency’s FAQ guidance is updated regularly, especially to reflect changes in directives from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Click here for a printable version.

July 18th, 2022  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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