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  • The Workplace Podcast: Keeping Up with COVID-19 Guidelines

    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss best practices for keeping up with COVID-19 guidelines.

    This podcast was recorded on November 9, before Governor Gavin Newsom moved most California counties to the purple tier on Nov. 16. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.

    Update to ‘Close Contact’ Definition

    The amount of COVID-19 guidance that local, state and federal agencies have released is vast, and even as a professional who follows these updates closely, staying abreast of all this information is challenging, Shaw says.

    Even government agencies seem to be struggling with keeping pace with all the changes, and finding ways to reach people with the information, Frank adds.

    At the moment, Shaw says, anecdotal evidence shows agencies in California are being pretty forgiving to employers who unknowingly violate ordinances but who are trying their best to keep up with all the rules.

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