Pandemic spurs new laws in Sacramento

A new Sacramento County Worker Protection, Health and Safety Act of 2020 went into effect on October 1, 2020 to help protect workers from potential exposure to the coronavirus. The ordinance requires employers located within the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County to implement specified social distancing, mitigation, and cleaning protocols and practices in the workplace. It also creates a supplemental paid sick leave requirement for employers with 500 or more employees.


Employers must take swift action

These new requirements are just one example of the many new laws taking effect in California due to the COVID-19 pandemic and showcase the need for employers to be quick to adapt and respond with new protocols, innovative approaches and cutting-edge digital solutions to better manage employee health.    


While California laws, such as the Sacramento County ordinance, may not be adopted nationally, it could be a sign of what’s to come for employers in other states. At the very least, it will affect best practices at employer organizations. So, whether you operate in California or want a glimpse of what may be coming your way from the West Coast, watch the replay of this webinar — COVID-19: The California Experience.


Brought to you by Work Health Solutions and Enterprise Health, the webinar features a panel of experts who share the latest and greatest legal, clinical and health IT developments coming out of the Golden State. Dean Frieders, general counsel, Work Health Solutions discusses how recent California legislation impacts COVID-19 employee exposure notification, workers compensation and supplemental paid sick leave. 


Joining Dean is Erin Davis, nurse practitioner and manager of clinic operations, Stanford University Occupational Health Center who shares clinical approaches to employee monitoring, testing, treatment and return to work. Plus, Emily McComb, director of account management, Enterprise Health shows how the use of health information technology helps employers effectively manage COVID-19 employee symptom monitoring, case management, and contact tracing in parallel with flu immunization and COVID-19 vaccine programs.


Watch the replay to learn more.