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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. There is no evidence of widespread transmission of COVID-19 in California at this time. While investigations to learn more about the virus are ongoing, workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus.

In the face of the coronavirus, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

Information for Workers

Support Services for Workers

Interim Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers

Interim Guidelines for Protecting Workers in General Industry

Employer Resources

Employer Assistance

Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.

To protect workers and prevent exposure to the virus, employers must develop and maintain the required programs and plans for their facility or operation. Cal/OSHA recommends the interim guidance, educational materials and model programs and plans below be reviewed with an employer’s existing procedures to ensure that workers are protected.

Interim Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers

Interim Guidelines for Protecting Workers in General Industry

Educational Materials and Fact Sheets

Model Written Plans and Programs

Other Resources