Benefits & Leave


All California workers, regardless of immigration status, have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. Workers’ rights and benefits are provided by different agencies based on the situation and some are specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that workers inform their employer as soon as possible if they were diagnosed or may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

Employer Responsibilities


Employers are responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for their workers and to protect them from known hazards, including COVID-19. Cal/OSHA adopted a COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on November 30, 2020 outlining the steps employers must take in the workplace to protect workers. Key elements of the ETS include:

COVID-19 Testing


The only way to know for sure if you have COVID-19 is to get tested.  

You should seek a COVID-19 test if:

COVID-19 Vaccines


COVID-19 vaccines are now being administered to people throughout the United States. Public health officials hope much of the nation will be inoculated this year to stop the coronavirus spread. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.