As Covid-19 cases are continuing to climb once again in California, Governor Newsom announced today that 11 counties are moving backwards on the State’s reopening tier system. Specifically, in the Bay Area, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz Counties have moved from the “orange” tier to the “red” tier. This means that some non-essential indoor businesses will be required to close once again or tweak operations to solely operate outdoors.
As businesses continue to navigate the effects of Covid-19 and the State’s everchanging requirements, it is extremely important that Employers have implemented the proper Covid-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of your employees as we enter the winter months. This includes having your Covid-19 protocols in writing, as required by Cal/OSHA, as well as having internal response protocols to assist your management team in the enforcement of your Covid-19 policies. This internal response protocol will serve as a guidebook to ensure consistency in the application of your Covid-19 protocols and is critical to avoid Covid-related retaliation or discrimination lawsuits that are being filed daily in California.
To learn more about Covid-19 requirements and discuss drafting Covid-19 policies for your business, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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