Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Businesses

Helping Maintain Business Operations

On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order expanding upon a recently passed law that generally prohibited Texas businesses from requiring proof of vaccination from customers. The new executive order applies to both consumers and employees
Continue Reading Texas Executive Order Creates Confusion for Mandatory Vaccination Policies

On October 7, 2021, Mayor London Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health announced that the city will relax indoor face mask requirements in certain settings if hospitalization rates remain stable or decline. The change will take effect
Continue Reading San Francisco Relaxes Mask Requirements for Indoor Settings With Groups of Vaccinated Individuals Who Regularly Interact

On October 6, 2021, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Twitter that he had signed an ordinance expanding the city’s requirements for proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The law will become effective on November 4 and will remain in effect
Continue Reading Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Signs Ordinance Requiring Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Certain Indoor Establishments and Large Outdoor Events

On September 17, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued a new Public Health Order, effective at midnight on October 7, 2021, and continuing until further notice.

The Health Order emphasizes that “[t]he best way
Continue Reading LA County Issues New Health Order Affecting Bars, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Restaurants, and Outdoor Mega Events

On September 14, 2021, Contra Costa County issued Health Order No. HO-COVID19-57 (the “Order”) mandating certain Contra Costa County businesses and operations to verify its patrons and employees are either fully vaccinated or have a recent negative COVID-19 test result
Continue Reading Contra Costa County Issues Mandate Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine or Testing for Certain Businesses, Non-Profits, and Higher Education Institutions

On September 1, 2021, the City of Berkeley issued an order mandating that certain Berkeley businesses and operations verify proof of full vaccination of their employees and patrons (the Order) in response to the surging number of COVID-19 Delta variant
Continue Reading City of Berkeley Issues Mandate Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Business Patrons and Employees

Today, President Biden announced the nation’s COVID-19 Action Plan, which is a six-prong, comprehensive national strategy designed to save lives, keep schools open and safe, and protect the nation’s economy while avoiding additional lockdowns and damage. The six prongs
Continue Reading Federal “Path Out of the Pandemic” Announced by the White House Implements New Requirements Affecting Private and Public Employers

On August 25, 2021, Cal/OSHA issued a press release which encouraged employers and workers 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
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Follow Updated CDPH Guidance Recommending Face Coverings Indoors

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released updated general industry guidance for COVID-19 that is applicable to all workplaces. OSHA’s general industry guidance, which is advisory and creates no binding legal requirements, focuses on unvaccinated workers
Continue Reading OSHA Updates Workplace Guidance on COVID-19 to Align With CDC Guidance