Are you complying with new California laws on COVID reporting?

New California laws on COVID reporting are changing the game for employers. Assembly Bill 685, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, demands swift action. Employers now must notify co-workers and on-site contractors when a "qualifying individual" reports a COVID-19 infection, within one day. But there's no need to fret. Mobile-Med is here to assist. We offer on-site COVID-19 testing for employees and cutting-edge surface testing to check communal areas for potential viral matter. Stay ahead of the curve, keep your workplace safe, and embrace new obligations with our help. Explore how we can keep you proactive and ready for the workplace's evolving challenges. Contact us today to learn more.
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The new California laws on COVID reporting are new requirements that protect the health of you and your employees. By complying with the new laws, you ensure you’re doing everything possible to combat the virus within your company.

Last September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two pieces of COVID-19-related legislation. While both are important, perhaps the more critical immediate consideration for California employers is Assembly Bill 685, which is available for viewing on the California Legislative Information page here.

AB685 requires employers to take immediate action (within one day). They must notify co-employees and contractors working on-site when the employer is notified of a COVID-19 infection by a “qualifying individual”.

Compliance with the new California laws on COVID reporting will require that you:

  • determining the infected period for the person at issue
  • engaging in contact tracing to determine where the infected person was working
  • reviewing data provided to confirm whether the person is in fact, infected. (or meets the parameters of the law)

After the triggering of a notification, employees and employers will face concerns over the spread of disease within the workplace. Mobile-Med is ready with on-site COVID-19 testing for employees. Additionally, we offer innovative COVID-19 surface testing. This checks communal surfaces within the workplace for the presence of potentially infectious viral matter.

This law will immediately impact California employers, so contact us today to understand more about how you can adopt best practices and prepare for new obligations. Learn how our on-site services can enable you to be adaptive and proactive in addressing the new challenges of the workplace. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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Dr. Michael Tenison

A series of notable accomplishments distinguish Dr. Michael Tenison’s career in medical operations and healthcare management:

  • Successfully led medical operations at a national healthcare provider, focusing on optimizing healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw the regional medical practices in key markets like Oregon and Northern California, ensuring consistent, quality medical care and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership in building and mentoring a large medical provider team, enhancing team performance and patient care standards.
  • Implemented strategic company policies and protocols, significantly improving center efficiency, clinical quality, and patient experiences.
  • Played a pivotal role in financial planning and identifying growth opportunities for healthcare services, contributing to the organization’s overall success.
  • Served as a primary point of contact for regional employer clients and insurance companies, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
  • Maintained high medical care and case management standards through diligent supervision, chart audits, and performance metric analysis.

Dr. Matt Feeley

Dr. Matt Feeley is a renowned figure in military aviation medicine, with a robust background in occupational and environmental medicine from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

  • Former Naval Flight Surgeon, exemplifying his expertise in aerospace medicine and commitment to military health.
  • Served with distinction at NSA Bahrain and HSM-37, earning the COMPACFLT Flight Surgeon of the Year award for exceptional medical service.
  • Supported U.S. Marines VMFA-323 aboard the USS Nimitz, MACG-38, and VMU-3, demonstrating versatility and leadership in diverse medical environments.
  • Broad interests and significant contributions in global health, corporate medicine, and aerospace medicine, highlighting his multidisciplinary approach.
  • Proven track record as a dynamic leader, well-equipped to face the challenges in a fractional medical directorship role with innovative solutions.

Dr. Glen Cheng

A physician-attorney with a dedication to healthcare innovation, informatics, and digital health.

  • Currently spearheads employee health protection and promotion within the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.
  • Trained in residency at Harvard, achieving board certification as a physician; also a licensed patent attorney with experience as FDA regulatory counsel.
  • Co-founded Acceleromics, a consulting firm providing clinical and regulatory guidance to digital health startups.

Erin Davis

 Chief Clinical Officer at Work Health Solutions, certified in Adult-Gerontology (AGNP-C) and Athletic Training (ATC).

  • Oversees clinical operations and ensures high clinical standards across the company’s national field staff.
  • Former Manager of Clinic Operations and Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC).
  • Specialized in treating occupational injuries and illnesses, and provided medical surveillance and travel medicine consults at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
  • Dedicated to sports and occupational injury treatment and prevention.
  • Assistant Clinical Faculty at UCSF, mentoring students in clinical rotations within the Adult Gerontology and Occupational and Environmental Health Program.
  • Holds leadership roles as Treasurer and President Elect of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (CECRAOHN), affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Dr. Robert Goldsmith

Expert in benefits design and onsite innovation with specialization in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Previous role as Executive Director for Employee Health at Novartis Services, Inc., leading health services and clinical support.
  • Instrumental in creating an integrated healthcare system at Novartis.
  • Former private practice in internal medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, and Medical Director consultant for GTE Corporation.
  • Transitioned to GE as a Global Medical Director in 2000.
  • Holds a medical degree from Albert Einstein College, an MPH from the University of Connecticut, and completed training at Greenwich Hospital and Yale-New Haven Medical Center.
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Vagelos School of Medicine, Columbia University.
  • Serves as a team physician for high school athletes in Stamford.
  • Published works on occupational health risks, primary prevention, and exercise-induced asthma.