We hope you took to heart the advice in our June 4 client alert not to get too attached to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s revised COVID-19 regulations because last night the Standards Board withdrew them.
After a meeting that included further testimony from California Department of Public Health officials, the Standards Board decided to withdraw the recently approved revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards currently in place and to draft a new revised regulation. Based on the testimony at last night’s meeting, the new revision is anticipated to bring mask guidance more into line with the current Centers for Disease Control guidance on that issue.
The Standards Board will meet on June 17 to discuss a new proposed revision, which may become effective on June 28. In the meantime, though, the current regulation remains in place, and we advise employers to continue to comply with it despite the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in other areas.
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