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August 26, 2021

Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers to Follow Updated CDPH Mask Guidelines

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently updated its Guidance for Use of Face Coverings to recommend that all individuals wear face coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Cal/OSHA is encouraging employers and workers to follow the new guidance due to the recent increase of COVID-19 infections in the workplace. Employers should ensure that any employee who requests a face covering at work is provided one, as required by the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.

Workers who have questions about COVID-19 hazards at work can call 833-579-0927 to speak with a Cal/OSHA representative during normal business hours. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.

Additional Cal/OSHA resources for employers can be found on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources webpage or by contacting the local Cal/OSHA Consultation Branch.