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Here’s what’s changed as California’s new COVID workplace rules go into effect • Long Beach Post News

Here’s what’s changed as California’s new COVID workplace rules go into effect • Long Beach Post News

Updating what counts as a mask: If workers choose to wear a fabric mask, rather than a surgical or medical one, the new rules clarify that it needs to be sufficiently thick and tightly woven to not let light pass through it when held up to a light source.Business and industry advocates protested the new rules at a public meeting in mid-December.Melissa Patack, vice president of state government affairs for the Motion Picture Association, said the new rules requiring asymptomatic, vaccinated workers who were exposed to maintain 6 feet of distance would be challenging for her industry.The new rules are set to expire in mid-April.

Right now, employers aren’t required to offer workers additional sick leave for COVID.But without any additional COVID sick leave, workers in California are legally entitled to just three days of paid sick leave annually.

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