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The State of California, through the Department of Public Health, Department of Social Services, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), has released COVID-19 guidance and checklists for 20 different industries as employers prepare to reopen and employees head back to work.

According to the guidance, all employers must do the following before reopening:

  1. “Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.”
  2. “Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them.”
  3. “Implement individual control measures and screenings.”
  4. “Implement disinfecting protocols.”
  5. “Implement physical distancing guidelines.”

The following are links to guidance and checklists (if available) by industry:

Industry Guidance Checklist
Agriculture and Livestock Guidance Checklist
Auto Dealerships and Rentals Guidance Checklist
Child Care Guidance N/A
Communications Infrastructure Guidance Checklist
Construction Guidance Checklist
Delivery Services Guidance Checklist
Energy and Utilities Guidance Checklist
Food Packing and Processing Guidance Checklist
Hotels and Lodging Guidance Checklist
Life Sciences Guidance Checklist
Limited Services Guidance Checklist
Logistics and Warehousing Guidance Checklist
Manufacturing Guidance Checklist
Mining and Logging Guidance Checklist
Outdoor Museums Guidance Checklist
Office Workspaces Guidance Checklist
Ports Guidance Checklist
Public Transit and Passenger Rail Guidance Checklist
Real Estate Transactions Guidance Checklist
Retail Guidance Checklist

Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor and report on developments with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and will post updates in the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center as additional information becomes available. Important information for employers is also available via the firm’s webinar programs.

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