Monday, September 20, 2021

Coronavirus

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Congress Declines to Extend Families First Coronavirus Act Mandate

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a second stimulus package addressing the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many issues resolved...

COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Smartphone App

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in California this week, front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities were...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...

Governor Ties Lockdowns to Hospital Capacity; CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Small Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that regions of the state will be subject to more restrictive stay-at-home orders when their hospital capacity erodes...

State Offering Temporary Tax Relief, COVID-19 Grants for Businesses

California will be offering a number of relief options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week. The Governor’s November 30...

Voters Serious about Addressing Pandemic Consequences

Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the same. The sixth annual California Chamber of Commerce poll, The...

COVID-19 Surge Prompts Return to Purple Restrictions to Slow Virus Transmission

In response to a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced he is “pulling an emergency brake”...

New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In Episode 95 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

COVID-19 Update: State Cuts Ribbon on New Test Lab

A new laboratory in Valencia is expected to give California the ability to process more COVID-19 tests each day with faster turn-around times. Governor Gavin...

COVID-19 Update: Personal Care Services, Theme Parks, Sporting Events

This week, state public health officials released new guidance for the operation of theme parks and outdoor stadiums, along with updates to the state’s...

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Requirements Coming

In Episode 92 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

COVID-19 Update: State Eyes Antigen Tests

This week, the state moved more counties to a less restrictive COVID-19 category and Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Agency secretary,...

Remember Masks, Social Distance Over Holiday Weekend

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all California businesses to remind their employees of the importance of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing...

State Releases Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, color coded to help businesses and Californians see how the state...