COVID19

Trainings Help Employers Adapt to Changing COVID-19 Prevention Regulations

COVID-19 safety continues to be a priority in workplaces throughout California as more people receive their vaccines. Still, employers and supervisors have many questions about best practices and state regulations as they design their COVID-19 prevention plans. AgSafe and the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety are hosting free trainings that can help.

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Effective March 29, 2021, employers with 26 or more employees are required to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related sick leave from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.

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 COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on November 30, 2020 outlining the steps employers must take in the workplace to protect workers. Some of the 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.

UC Davis Launches $3 Million Project to Improve Farmworker COVID Safety

Funded by a $3 million contract with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the project provides workers, growers, farm labor contractors, community groups and others the training and safety information they need to reduce farmworkers’ risk of contracting COVID-19.