Special Update - CA Mandated Face Coverings

In a new statewide order announced this afternoon, face coverings are now required in all California indoor public places, including certain workplaces. 

The mandate from Governor Newsom, based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health is available here. Among other guidance, this document states: 

"People in California must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations listed below:
- Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when:

  • Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
  • Working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
  • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
  • Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities;
  • In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance." 

As this mandate was just announced, it is unclear at this point how these requirements impact offices and production areas, however, it is likely that more direct interpretations of the guidance language will be provided over the next several days. Morrison's People Solutions Team is closely following this matter and will post updates to our Morrison Blog as more information is learned. 

If you do have questions on how to best implement this guidance and communicate with your team on these mandates, or if you have any other human resources advisement and compliance needs, please contact the Morrison People Solutions Team by email at hr@morrisonco.net or call us at 530-893-4764. 


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