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SBHRA continues to support our members and community during this pandemic. This blog consists of Coronavirus resources to aid you in navigating the plethora of information for the HR professional. As we become aware of new resources, we will post them throughout the duration of this pandemic. We hope you'll make this resource your bookmarked go to!

 

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Legal Alert: Considerations For Employee COVID-19 Testing

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 29, 2020
On July 27, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the “COVID-19 Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening.” Its purpose is to provide guidance for employers to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. It does not replace, but instead supplements guidance from other agencies such as the CDC, Cal/ OSHA, and county health orders. In particular, employers should also consult the Industry-Specific Guidance and Checklists for their industry issued by the CDPH and Cal/OSHA

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COVID-19 Decision Tree

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 24, 2020
Got an employee who has COVID-19 or been exposed to it? See the attached Decision Tree doc to help you determine how to handle.

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Closed Summer Camps Count As “Place Of Care”

Posted By Administration, Sunday, July 5, 2020
Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin on June 26, 2020, clarifying how leaves provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) apply to employees when their child’s summer camp or summer enrichment program has been closed due to COVID-19 related reasons. The DOL’s Field Assistance Bulletins are issued to provide enforcement guidance to DOL investigators and provide useful insight into best practices for compliance. 

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Return to Work Best Practices

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
See the attached document resources:

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Santa Barbara County New Health Order for Essential Businesses Effective April 24

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Santa Barbara County Health Department placed a new health order on essential businesses, effective April 24, 2020. Here is a summary of the requirements:

  • Certain essential businesses may open with modifications to their operations and social distancing protocols. These essential businesses include public and private golf courses, faith-based organizations, botanical gardens, and more.
  •  Social Distancing Protocols are required. Social distancing is maintaining at least a six-foot distance from all individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit. An exception is permitted when closer contact is required for fire, law enforcement, first responders, childcare, adult or senior care, care to individuals with special needs and patient care.
  •  Essential businesses must post a “Social Distancing Protocol” for each facility for the public or employees.
  •  Each business is required to designate an employee to monitor and enforce compliance with the Protocol at all times the business is open to the public.
  •  Establish a protocol for how lines may form, ensuring a minimum of six feet distancing between individuals.
  •  Businesses must provide hand sanitizer, soap and water, or other effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for public and employees use.
  •  Businesses must provide contactless payment systems or institute a process to disinfect all payment portals, keypads, pens and styluses after each use for the next customer.
  •  Businesses must regularly schedule cleaning and disinfecting for all high-touch surfaces.
  •  Businesses must have a sign at the entrance of a facility and work area informing the public and employees that they should avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever and must maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another.

For full detail and requirements of the order, view and downlead the Health order here.

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Law Alert - CDC and EEOC Guidance on Returning to Work

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 23, 2020
From Stradling law firm:

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How To on Virtual Layoffs

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 23, 2020
In just a few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed where, when, how, and with whom we work. It’s also radically changing how our employment ends. Gone are the face-to-face layoff termination meetings and the person-to-person handoffs of final checks. Now, companies are forced to conduct furloughs and reductions in force using only virtual tools.

explore.careerarc.com/c/13-steps-virtual-layoff-blog

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Considerations When Employees Return To Work

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 23, 2020
Screening procedures to consider:

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Employer Guidelines for Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

Posted By Administrator, Friday, April 17, 2020
When an employer receives confirmation that an employee has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, there are important measures that should be promptly taken. In addition, consideration should be given to whether coworkers, customers, and others who may have had close contact with the individual ought to be notified that they may have been exposed to ensure appropriate steps are taken. A variety of legal and practical issues are implicated by such circumstances.

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A’s to the Q’s from our April 2nd COVID-19 webinar with Fisher Philips.

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 16, 2020
Updated: Friday, April 17, 2020
A’s to the Q’s from our April 2nd COVID-19 webinar with Fisher Philips.

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