Interim Guidance Protecting Workers at SNFs/LTCs from Exposure to COVID19

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA)
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About this Resource

Information and resources related to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards for employers and workers, including fact sheets and a model written program.


Skilled nursing facility and long-term care facility employers and workers

Key Takeaways

Cal/OSHA’s regulations require protection for workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as COVID-19, first identified in December 2019. This interim guidance provides employers and workers in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities with vital information for preventing exposure to the virus. Employers and employees should review their own health and safety procedures as well as the recommendations and standards detailed below, to ensure workers are protected from COVID-19.

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