Today, the Center for Disease Control issued new, interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated persons. Under the recommendations, most fully vaccinated people 1) can gather indoors without wearing a mask and 2) do not have to be excluded from the workforce when there is a COVID-19 exposure if that individual does not have symptoms.

These recommendations have not yet been adopted by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Division) or the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Employers should reasonably expect that if and/or when the CDPH formally adopts the CDC's recommendations, the Division will issue updated guidance and/or amend the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard.