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California Department of Public Health Updates Vaccine Verification for Workers in Schools
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19, Education
September 14, 2022

The next phase of the CA SMARTER PLAN is mitigation in schools which will focus on long-term prevention and preservation of safe in-person schooling. 

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Cal/OSHA Proposes Definition of Normal PPE Consumption
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19, Risk Control
June 28, 2022

What is "normal consumption" in the Labor Code? That's about to be defined. 

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OSHSB Approves Third Re-Adoption of COVID-19 ETS
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19
April 22, 2022

California OSH Standards Board has approved a third re-adoption of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Prevention.

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Face Mask Bullying and Harassment
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19, Education
March 14, 2022

As the CDPH mask mandate for wearing a face mask indoors at K-12 Schools comes to an end, district leaders should be mindful of how this may affect their schools.

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California Suspends Masking Requirement for Most Workers
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19, Education
March 01, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom’s February 28, 2022 Executive Order N-5-22, California suspended its COVID-19 masking requirement for most workers, regardless of vaccination status.

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COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law (SB 114)
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19
February 11, 2022

SB 114, effective February 19, 2022, entitles covered employees to a minimum of 40 hours of COVID-19 related supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) in 2022.  PRISM discussed SB 114 with Patti Eyres, Managing Partner of Eyres Law Group.

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US Supreme Court Blocks OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers; Upholds for Healthcare
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19
January 14, 2022

The US Supreme Court’s January 13, 2022 ruling rejected Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) for large employers, including the controversial vaccination and testing mandate for workplaces with 100 or more employees.

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CDPH and Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19
January 07, 2022

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines to reflect the most recent scientific data and account for differing levels of vaccination.

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Court Reinstates OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19, Risk Control
December 20, 2021

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ December 17, 2021 ruling reinstated Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), including the controversial vaccination and testing mandate.

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OSH Standards Board Re-Adopts COVID-19 ETS
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19, Risk Control
December 17, 2021

At its December 16, 2021 Board Meeting, the California Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards Board re-adopted the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Prevention.

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