Face Covering Requirements For Sacramento Businesses

Guidance for Face Coverings and Industry-Specific Guidance For Requirements In Place For Businesses in Sacramento, CA

Guidance for Face Coverings and Industry-Specific Guidance For Requirements In Place For Businesses in Sacramento, CA

As the State continues to progress through Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the Resilience Roadmap, the Governor released a Statewide Order on 6/18/20 providing guidance for the use of face coverings in public.  Ultimately, face coverings are required and here’s what you need to know:

Access the Resilience Roadmap site which contains the Guidance for Face Coverings and Industry Guidance which is anticipated to be updated. Be sure to check back for updated guidance and checklist for your industry. FAQs can be found here for State Guidelines, be sure to check local requirements for all business locations.

The guidance specifies that people in California must wear face coverings when engaged in work, whether in the workplace or performing work off-site, including:

  • Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
  • Working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
  • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
  • Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities;
  • In any room or an enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.
There are some individuals who are exempt from wearing a face covering (see the guidance for all exemptions):
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
  • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
Reminder: All medical information is to be kept confidential

Employers in Sacramento and Folsom Must Supply Face Coverings

There are local groups sewing and providing face coverings for free – check your community Facebook pages and local Chamber.  If you can’t find any, contact us and we will help.

If you are using non-disposable face coverings, it is a good idea to provide more than one mask for employees working two or more consecutive days to allow for washing.

The CDC has provided the following links for making your own face covering:

Communicate with your staff; train them on the Face Coverings Guidance. Cal/OSHA can likely enforce this requirement in the workplace. Continue to check your local county and city websites for COVID-19 requirements, including signage. Note: This is in addition to all existing requirements. 

Consult With Us On The Latest Requirements For Your Sacramento Business

For instance, you should now have a sign-in sheet at the workplace entrance(s) to keep accurate records of who and when people are entering your establishment. Find some sample postings here. In addition, Elmore HR Consulting can provide employment posters, like this one, as one of our many services in employee management and human resources. Contact us today to get started with a full-service HR Consulting partner for your business.

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