This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing residents to follow public health directives and guidance, including canceling large nonessential gatherings that do not meet state criteria. The order also waives the one-week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of COVID-19.
The executive order press release can be found here.
Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resource page for employers at www.calchamber.com/coronavirus.
The web page brings together relevant CalChamber articles and links to federal, state and local government resources.
The page will be updated regularly to ensure readers have access to the most current information available.
First on the government resources section of the page are a number of links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has dedicated a section of its website, cdc.gov, to “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”
Link headings on the CDC page include a statement: “older people and people with chronic disease at higher risk,” plus steps to prevent illness, symptoms and common questions. There are situation updates on cases in the United States and global locations with COVID-19, plus information for specific groups, such as communities, schools and businesses, health care professionals, health departments and travelers.
California government links available on the CalChamber page include the California Department of Public Health cdph.ca.gov, which offers graphics illustrating ways to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19; the Labor Commissioner’s office and its frequently asked enforcement questions, dir.ca.gov/dlse; the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), dir.ca.gov/dosh/, with its guidance on requirements to protect workers from the coronavirus; and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), business.ca.gov.
The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, sfgov.org/olse, also has issued guidance on the use of San Francisco paid sick leave for situations involving the coronavirus outbreak.
See these links and more at www.calchamber.com/coronavirus.