California: Local COVID-19 State of Emergency Ending
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On February 28, 2023, California ended its COVID-19 declaration of emergency, and the federal government anticipates terminating the national emergency on May 11, 2023. Since then, several localities have updated their own emergency statuses.
Los Angeles City’s state of emergency ended on February 1, 2023, which ended the local supplemental paid sick leave on February 15, 2023.
Los Angeles County recently voted to end its state of emergency on March 31, 2023, which will end the local supplemental paid sick leave and vaccine leave as of April 14, 2023.
Long Beach ended the local state of emergency and terminated its supplemental paid sick leave as of February 21, 2023.
Oakland City Council renewed its state of emergency on February 21, 2023, keeping its supplemental paid sick leave rules in effect.
San Francisco’s public health emergency declaration and health orders ended on February 28, 2023, which means that its Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance (PHELO) is not triggered. Incidentally, the COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance prohibiting employment discrimination based on COVID-19 status ended March 6, 2023.
Note that employers across the state must still comply with the state’s COVID-19 non-emergency standard that went into effect February 3, 2023.
- Have supplemental paid sick leave policies updated, if applicable.
- Have COVID-19 policies and procedures updated to be consistent with the state’s COVID-19 non-emergency standard.
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