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Breaking News: California Counties Adopt New COVID Requirements

California lawmakers have recently issued some new COVID-related requirements for local areas. LA County and Santa Clara County both have new requirements that have gone into affect immediately. Check out the Littler articles below for all the details.


Los Angeles County Enacts Paid Vaccine Leave Ordinance

On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that, under certain circumstances, requires all private employers to provide paid leave so employees can receive COVID-19 vaccine injections. This paid leave includes time employees spend traveling to and from appointments and time spent recovering from symptoms related to receiving the vaccine that prevent them from working or teleworking. The ordinance takes effect immediately – but is retroactive to January 1, 2021 – and will remain in effect until August 31, 2021. Learn More


Have You Been Vaccinated? Santa Clara County, California Issues Health Order Requiring Employers to Ascertain Employees’ Vaccine Status

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials in several Northern California counties were among the first to act, issuing orders addressing public health and safety. Continuing to lead the way, on May 18, 2021, the Santa Clara County Health Officer issued an order that, among other things, requires businesses and governmental entities to ascertain the vaccination status of all personnel. This order went into effect on May 19, 2021 and continues until rescinded, superseded, or amended by the Health Officer. Learn More



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