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.