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CA Health Dept. & Governor Issue Guidance & Executive Order Shortening Quarantine Requirements

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Content Courtesy of: Littler Mendelson P.C.

On December 14, 2020, the California Department of Health (CDPH) issued guidance shortening the quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for asymptomatic “close contacts” of an infected individual (those who were within six feet of an infected individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), with or without testing. On the same day of the newly issued CDPH Guidance, Governor Newsom’s Office released an executive order that, among other things, incorporates the shortened quarantine periods set forth in the CDPH’s Guidance to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA)’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). To learn more, click here.