New Relaxed Covid Isolation Requirements

New Relaxed Covid Isolation Requirements

The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) revised the COVID guidelines to match the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommendations for Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19:

  •      •Employees can leave isolation after five days if they are feeling well, symptoms improved, and are fever-free for 24 hours.
  •      •While employees still must wear a mask for a total of 10 days, that requirement is lifted under the new guidelines if the employee tests negative in two sequential tests that are one day apart.
  •      •All other recommendations related to quarantine of individuals who have been exposed remain unchanged, along with the recommendation for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home and test immediately.​


Employers are reminded that these guidelines are incorporated into the Cal/OSHA regulations. See also the CDPH Isolation and Quarantine section of the recently updated COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Standards Frequently Asked Questions.

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