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File #: 21-0020    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action: 1/12/2021
Title: Director of Human Resources recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt Board of Supervisors Policy E-13: COVID-19 Prevention Program; and 2) Grant the Director of Human Resources the authority to: a) Make any changes necessary to update hyperlinks within the Policy should they change over time; b) Make revisions to memos that are referenced in this Policy that are advisable, in the judgment of the Director of Human Resources, to further the goals of the Policy ; and c) Make changes to the Policy that are either non-substantive or necessary to accord with changes to relevant statutes or regulations. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - COVID-19 Prevention Program Policy 1-12-21
Related files: 20-0821, 21-1209
Title
Director of Human Resources recommending the Board:
1) Approve and adopt Board of Supervisors Policy E-13: COVID-19 Prevention Program; and
2) Grant the Director of Human Resources the authority to:
a) Make any changes necessary to update hyperlinks within the Policy should they change over time;
b) Make revisions to memos that are referenced in this Policy that are advisable, in the judgment of the Director of Human Resources, to further the goals of the Policy ; and
c) Make changes to the Policy that are either non-substantive or necessary to accord with changes to relevant statutes or regulations.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

On June 30, 2020, the Board adopted the Board of Supervisors Policy E-11: COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines. The purpose of this policy is to establish workplace standards for mitigating potential exposure to Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) by employees and consumers alike. The California Occupational Safety and Health Act, also referred to as Cal/OSHA, (Labor Code §§ 6300, et seq.) and associated regulations (8 C.C.R. § 3205) requires the County to develop a COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) policy to provide employees with information about COVID-19 health and safety requirements. This policy applies to all County employees except for County employees who are telecommuting at their remote locations.

The policy covers the following:
· Authority and Responsibility
· Physical Distancing
· Face Coverings
· Accommodation
· COVID-19 Hazards Assessment
· Other Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls, and Personal Protective Equipment
· Mandatory Employee/Supervisor Reporting
· COVID-19 Exposure Notification
· COVID-19 Testing
· Self-Screening/County Screening
· Return to Work Criteria
· COVID-19 Training and Instruction
· Reporting and Recordkeeping
· Multiple COVID-19 Infections, Outbreaks and Major Outbreaks
· Employer Provided Housing
· Employer Provided Transportation
· COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis
· Reporting
· Contac...

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