There have been a number of questions regarding recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases. Review the resources listed below to ensure your company is in compliance with current state and federal mandates.

Cal/OSHA

The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued a FAQ on recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases. Among the questions addressed include:

Recording

As California businesses begin reopening, the State has released the COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening, which provides guidance for employers to help them plan and prepare for reopening their business and to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.

The guidance and links in each section are provided to give employers the tools they need to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19. Topics addressed in the playbook include:

Last Friday, Governor Newsom unveiled Housing for the Harvest, a new program that will offer temporary hotel housing to farm and food processing workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19.

Initial efforts will focus on the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Imperial Valley regions, as these regions have the highest number of agricultural workers. The program will expand as other counties or regions with agricultural workers opt in.    

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