Cal/OSHA Again Recommends Masking Indoors

On Wednesday, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued a notice to all employers and workers in California encouraging workplaces to follow the recent update from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommending that all individuals wear face coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status.

The notice from Cal/OSHA comes after the Cal/OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) in June adopted a revised Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that generally allowed fully vaccinated persons to go maskless in indoor workplaces and repealed physically distancing requirements. Governor Gavin Newsom shortly after the Board’s adoption issued an executive order to expedite the ETS effective date to align with the state’s June 15 retirement of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The full Cal/OSHA notice recommending face coverings indoors is available here.