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Government Operations Included in Early COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases

The California Department of Health (CDPH), through the Drafting Guidelines Workgroup, has identified the initial phases of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The list of identified groups individuals and employees eligible to receive the vaccine can be found here on the California Department of...


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Bipartisan $908 Billion U.S. Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Includes Special Districts

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announced Monday afternoon their emergency $908 billion COVID-19 relief legislation , which includes up to a five percent state set-aside in state/local government relief for special districts. The two-part legislative package is based on framework the...


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2021 New Laws Series, Part 5

2021 New Laws Series, Part 5: COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Presumptions Under SB 1159 By Debbie Yokota, ARM On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1159, an urgency measure that took effect immediately and sets forth rebuttable presumption standards to...


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Lessons from Disaster Resilience for COVID-19

By Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition In March, the BuildStrong Coalition brought together leaders in Sacramento to discuss tactical actions to promote wildfire mitigation and resilience in our homes, communities, and critical lifeline service systems. We didn’t...

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Governor Signs COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation and Employer Notification Bills

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two COVID-19 related employment bills into law, SB 1159 (Hill, Daly) – COVID-19 workers compensation presumption and AB 685 (Reyes) – Employer COVID-19 exposure notification requirements . Both bills are briefly summarized below. SB 1159, which takes...


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Paid Sick Leave for All Employees Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Budget Trailer Bill AB 1867 , related to paid sick leave and paid family leave. The broad scoped bill covers several different industries as well as a number of different types of leave. Included in the provisions of the bill is a section that will...


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CSDA Award Winner: Placentia Library District

Placentia Library District Covid-19 Response to the Community "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." ~Albert Einstein By Jeanette Contreras, Library Director Albert Einstein never dreamed that libraries...

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Parks and Recreation Receive New Guidance on Childcare Programs

CSDA is pleased to announce that, in response to a request from a CSDA-led coalition of park and recreation providers, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Social Services (DSS) have issued updated guidance allowing for specific settings to offer childcare under a...


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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Legislation Heads to Governor

On the final night of the legislative session SB 1159 (Hill) related to COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption passed both houses of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk and if signed it will become law immediately. SB 1159 was...


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COVID-19 Employee Notification Bill Significantly Amended

Yesterday, AB 685 (Reyes) was significantly amended to address a number of CSDA and other public agencies’ concerns. As amended, the bill will require all employers, public and private, to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace. Summarizing the provisions of the...