This page is currently under revision.
For the latest guidance please see the Health Officer Order (9-23-22) "Responding Together at Work and in the Community and the LA County Mask Wearing Rules and Recommendations webpage.
Updates 5-13-22: Updated to align with revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Effective 5/6/22, Cal/OSHA requires employers to provide respirators upon request to any employee (regardless of vaccination status) who works indoors or in vehicles with more than one person
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Best Practices for Businesses
Los Angeles County is utilizing both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels and California SMARTER Plan to guide the realignment of our local public health response to focus on reducing medically significant illness and minimizing strain on the healthcare system. See Los Angeles County Post-Surge Dashboard. The core community prevention strategies are indoor masking, testing, vaccine verification, and ventilation. Below is a summary of requirements and best practices for businesses that serve food and beverages to enhance safety for their workers, customers, and communities.
Please be sure to read and follow the general guidance for businesses & employers.
The specific best practices below are intended to supplement the general guidance.
* Some independent contractors are considered as employees under the State Labor Code. For more details and clarification, check the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Independent contractor versus employee webpage.