Coronavirus & COVID 19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Quarantine and Isolation
Updated August 11, 2022
Cleaning Your Facility Every Day and When Someone Is SickNovember 15, 2021
Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 VaccinesUpdated October 4, 2022
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Videos, What’s New, How COVID-19 SpreadsUpdated August 11, 2022COVID Data Tracker
Workplaces and BusinessesUpdated October 18, 2021
Communication Resources – CDC offers free resources, including videos, fact sheets, and posters. Page includes links to current communication tools and resources available for use and distribution.

U.S. Department of Labor
Coronavirus Resources
Common Issues

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Protecting Workers Guidance
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)January 25, 2022
COVID-19 Healthcare ETSDecember 27, 2021

U.S. Small Business Administration
COVID-19 Relief Options for Businesses

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
What You Should Know About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws – Technical Q&A Updated July 12, 2022

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Interactive Map of COVID-19 Clinical Trials across the Country – July 21, 2020

State Resources

SMARTER Plan (Next Phase of COVID-19 Response) – Updated June 1, 2022
One-Stop COVID-19 Website
Sign Up for COVID-19 Exposure Notifications
Current Safety Measures August 15, 2022
Safe Schools for All Hub
K-12 and Higher Education July 13, 2022
COVID-19 Employer Portal – Guidelines to Prevent COVID-19 Spread at Work
Beyond the Blueprint Framework Updated May 2, 2022

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get VaccinatedJuly 26, 2021
Executive Orders in Response to COVID-19

California Department of Public Health
Order Updating Definition of ‘Close Contact’October 13, 2022
Isolation and Quarantine GuidanceJune 9, 2022
Isolation and Quarantine Q&AJuly 21, 2022
Interim Guidance for Ventilation/Air Quality in Indoor EnvironmentsJuly 27, 2022
Face Covering GuidanceUpdated September 20, 2022
Updated Testing GuidanceSeptember 15, 2022
COVID-19 Tracking
CDPH News Releases/Daily COVID-19 Updates
CA COVID-19 School Readiness Hub
K–12 Guidance 2022–2023 School YearSeptember 30, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions Around Preliminary K–12 Testing Framework for 2022-23 School YearJune 22, 2022
Vaccine Verification for Workers in Schools RequirementOrder rescinded, effective September 17, 20222
Health Care Worker Protections in High-Risk SettingsOrder rescinded, effective September 17, 2022
Health Care Worker Vaccine RequirementUpdated September 13, 2022
Adult Care Facilities and Direct Care Worker Vaccine RequirementUpdated September 13, 2022

California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Information about filing for paid family leave, state disability insurance or unemployment insurance.

California Labor Commissioner’s Office
FAQs on 2022 California COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave and Workplace Poster English and Spanish Effective February 19, 2022 for January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
FAQs on 2021 California COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave and Workplace Poster Expired September 30, 2021
FAQs on Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers (500+ employees) Expired December 31, 2020 and Workplace Poster Expired December 31, 2020
Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine FAQs

California Civil Rights Department (formerly Department of Fair Employment and Housing)
DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19Updated February 16, 2022

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and WorkersMarch 8, 2022

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked QuestionsUpdated November 8, 2022
FAQs on Revisions to Emergency Temporary StandardsUpdated September 22, 2022
See Fact Sheets on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
What Employers Need to Know About the December 16 StandardsPosted January 14, 2022
Model Written COVID-19 Prevention ProgramUpdated May 12, 2022
Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Local Resources

San Francisco Paid Sick Leave and the Coronavirus
The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has issued guidance regarding use of San Francisco paid sick leave for situations involving the Coronavirus outbreak. OLSE’s webpage offers links to other guidance and resources.

San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance
Effective March 7, 2021, the COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of COVID-19 status.

Berkeley Vaccination Order
The City of Berkeley issued its own vaccination order for various industries.

County Pages
Local Health and COVID-19 Pages

Local COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and/or Workplace Notification Posters
(Long Beach) Main Page and Ordinance
(Los Angeles City) Main Page; Public Order Under City of Los Angeles Emergency Authority; Rules and Regulations Implementing the Public Order on Supplemental Paid Sick Leave due to COVID-19
(Los Angeles County) Los Angeles County COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
(Los Angeles County) Employee Paid Leave for Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Access: Main Page and Poster
(Oakland) Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Oakland Employees During The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Ordinance
(San Francisco) COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance Poster

Archived Federal Links

American Rescue Plan Act

Federal CARES Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Expired December 31, 2020