COVID-19 Industry Guidance

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to take steps to protect workers exposed to infectious diseases like the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is widespread in the community. The San Joaquin Partnership is tracking posted guidance from regulating entities and industry associations to help employers comply with these requirements.

General Workforce

  • Guidance for the General Industry on Novel Coronavirus Disease – Updated Mar. 16, 2020

  • Guidance for Protecting Workers from COVID-19 tri-fold brochure –  Posted Mar. 16, 2020

Health Care Facilities

  • Interim Guidance on Severe Respirator Supply Shortages – Updated Apr. 2, 2020

  • Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers at Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care Facilities – Updated Apr. 5, 2020


  • Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees – Posted Apr. 7, 2020

Grocery Stores

  • Infection Prevention in Grocery Stores – Posted Apr. 15, 2020

Educational Materials and Fact Sheets

  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Safety and Health Fact Sheet – Updated Jan. 3, 2020

  • The California Workplace Guide to Aerosol Transmissible Diseases – Updated Apr. 13, 2020

Model Written Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Plans and Programs

  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Model Exposure Control Plan – Posted Jan. 3, 2020

  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Model Laboratory Biosafety Plan – Posted Jan. 3, 2020

  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Referring Employer Model Written Program – Posted Jan. 3, 2020

Other Guidance & Safety Resources

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

EPA Guidance: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

CMTA Chart on cleaning protocols for a manufacturing business. 

OSHA: COVID-19 Response Page

State of California: COVID-19  Supply Contracts & Equipment Donations