SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION)
UPDATE 7/24/2020 12:15 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom released a new employer playbook to help support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsom said to increase safety, the state will increase preventative measures, such as the ability to quarantine when exposed to COVID-19, and increase employer education.
The Governor said he is also working with the California legislature and others to expand on protections, such as COVID-19 paid sick leave, workers' compensation access for high risk industries, enforcement of labor laws and enforcing employer reporting of outbreaks.
See the full playbook below.
PREVIOUS STORY: California Gov. Gavin Newsom is providing an update on the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Department of Public Health reports that as of July 22, there were more than 425,000 confirmed cases statewide and 8,027 deaths.
Santa Cruz County health officials announced Thursday that the county had been flagged by the state and is expected to be added to the monitoring list soon.