CDPH Publishes Guidance for LHDs on COVID-19 Workplace Outbreak Reporting Requirements

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week issued guidance to local health departments (LHDs) detailing COVID-19 workplace outbreak reporting requirements mandated by AB 685 (Chapter 84, Statutes of 2020). Under the new law set to take effect on January 1, 2021, employers must notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and to report workplace outbreaks to the local health department. CDPH is required to publicly report information on workplace outbreaks by industry, and the requirements apply to all public and private employers in California, except health facilities.

The guidance from CDPH is available here.