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COVID-19 & The Workplace

Find information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. This includes educational tools, guidance documents, and links to resources for preventing work-related COVID-19. ​

What's New?

New Social Media and Posters 

Does your community want to know more about the impacts of long COVID at work or how testing and treatment can get you back to work? Check out these and other topics on our Tools for Workers page! It's easily downloadable to share on social media platforms.

Responding to COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks in the Workplace

Check out the resource guide (PDF) for employers to help understand the steps they can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to respond quickly and appropriately to COVID-19 cases and outbreaks identified in the workplace.

Featured Publications

“COVID-19 Outbreaks and Mortality Among Public Transportation Workers — California, January 2020–May 2022”

This article highlights a higher risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among public transportation industries and workers in California.

Text: Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention MMWR

"Workplaces Most Affected by COVID-19 Outbreaks in California, January 2020–August 2021"

This article concludes that certain California industries, particularly in the health care, manufacturing, and retail sectors, have experienced a high burden of COVID-19 outbreaks during the pandemic.

Text: American Journal of Public Health Logo

​"Close Physical Proximity on the Job—An Exposure Matrix

 This was written by two OHB staff and describes the creation of a matrix that is applied to California employment data to estimate those working in very close physical proximity to others.

Text: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
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