Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQs in January 2022 to Align with CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines

Posted by Compliance Posters of America on 1/22/2022 to California
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Release Number:2022-03
Date: January 6, 2022

Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQs to Align with CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines

Oakland—Cal/OSHA today updated its FAQs on COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to incorporate new guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on isolation and quarantine periods.

In December 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-84-20, which states that the recommended isolation and quarantine periods in the ETS will be overridden by any CDPH applicable isolation or quarantine recommendation if the ETS periods are longer than those recommended by CDPH.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. Employers who have questions or need assistance with workplace safety and health programs, including assistance with developing a COVID-19 prevention program at their worksite, can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424.

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.

Media Contact: [email protected], (510) 286-1161

Employers with Questions on Requirements May Contact: [email protected] or call your local Cal/OSHA Consultation Office


The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency

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