Mandatory COVID Notice
Effective January 1, 2023, employers must post a notice at each worksite stating:
- The dates on which an employee or employee of a subcontracted employer, with a confirmed case of COVID-19, was on the worksite premises within the infectious period.
- The location of the exposures, including the department, floor, building, or other area, without being so specific that individual workers can be identified.
- Contact information for employees to receive information regarding COVID-19-related benefits they may be entitled to under applicable federal, state, or local laws, including, but not limited to, workers’ compensation, and options for exposed employees, including COVID-19-related leave, company sick leave, state-mandated leave, supplemental sick leave, or negotiated leave provisions, as well as antiretaliation and antidiscrimination protections for the employee.
- Contact information for employees to receive the cleaning and disinfection plan that the employer is implementing per the guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the COVID-19 prevention program per the Cal-OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.
Alternatively, employers can give this notice in writing to all the affected workers, including providing it via email or text message, if that’s how the employer normally communicates.
Regardless of the method, the notice must be given within one business day from when the employer got notice about a potential exposure and posted for at least 15 calendar days. If the employer posts other workplace notices on an existing employee portal, then the COVID notice must be posted there as well. The notice must be in English and the language understood by the majority of employees. Employers must also keep a log of all the dates this notice was posted at each worksite and let the California Labor Commissioner access them.
(CA AB 2693 was signed by the governor on September 29, 2022)