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California’s Revised Covid-19 Worker Safety Rule Nears Approval

Dec. 16, 2021, 9:41 PM

California’s Covid-19 worker emergency protection standard will likely be extended until April with changes that remove some exemptions for fully vaccinated workers.

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved a revised rule by a 6-1 vote Thursday. The next step for the standard is a legal review by the state’s Office of Administrative Law. The changes are expected to take effect when the current measure expires Jan. 14.

That standard is expected to be replaced in April by a rule that will stay in place for at least two years.

The board approved the standard as it was ...