covid-19 guidance FOR businesses & eMPLOYERS
Business Reporting Requirements:
Businesses are required to report when a worksite has three or more COVID-19 cases within a 2-week period. These Cases MUST be reported using the Shared Portal for Outbreak Reporting (SPOT):
Resources to help create a safer and healthier workplace
Frequently asked questions on CalOSHA Emergency Temporary Standards
Request a mobile vaccination site, review vaccination standards and best practices
The California Testing Taskforce supports community organizations and businesses seeking to run in-house COVID-19 testing.
For businesses with any questions regarding COVID, please contact us at KingsCovidInfo@countyofkings.com.
Kings County Public Health Business Hotline: (559) 852-4511
Updated Federal Testing & Vaccination Requirements
The proposed Federal ETS, currently halted by the Supreme Court, would require employers to do the following:
Determine the vaccination status of each employee, obtain acceptable proof of vaccination status from vaccinated employees and maintain records and a roster of each employee's vaccination status.
Require employees to provide prompt notice when they test positive for COVID-19 or receive a COVID-19 diagnosis. Employers must then remove the employee from the workplace, regardless of vaccination status; employers must not allow them to return to work until they meet required criteria.
Ensure each worker who is not fully vaccinated is tested for COVID-19 at least weekly (if the worker is in the workplace at least once a week) or within 7 days before returning to work (if the worker is away from the workplace for a week or longer).
Ensure that, in most circumstances, each employee who has not been fully vaccinated wears a face covering when indoors or when occupying a vehicle with another person for work purposes.