COVID-19 Workplace Exposures
Employer Resources for Prevention, Preparedness, Workplace Exposures, and Outbreak Management
Institute Prevention Practices
Identify and Manage Workplace Exposures and Outbreaks
- Follow the steps laid out by California Dept of Public Health
- Maintain confidentiality of employees
- Initiate communication and reporting protocols
- For close contacts, ensure timely testing (see Testing Resources) and quarantine
- Perform enhanced disinfecting
If you have questions after reviewing these materials, contact Nevada County Public Health at (530) 265-1450 and ask for COVID Workplace Exposure Support.
COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Employer Toolkit
The County of Nevada County Public Health Division recognizes that our community, including employers, plays an important role in protecting public health. We are providing this toolkit to employers to help contain and mitigate any cases of COVID-19 within your workforce. These tools provide guidance on notifying employees of an exposure and help identify workplace exposures. The County greatly appreciated the cooperation of local businesses in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
This guidance is not intended for use in managing or preventing outbreaks in healthcare, congregate living settings, or other workplaces where the California Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard applies.
First: Isolate positive individual and sanitize
Then: Follow the steps laid out by the California Dept of Public Health's Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace for Employers guidance
|Quarantine vs Isolation||Sample Employee Notification Letter|
|California's Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening||Additional CDC Guidance||Employer Questions about AB 685|
"Isolation" is what people with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 are required to do.
"Quarantine" is what close contacts of a lab-confirmed positive are required to do.
Important Final Step:
Do not allow employees to come to work or remain at work if they have any COVID-like symptoms. We continue to see significant transmission and workplace outbreaks as a result of employees coming to work with mild symptoms.