Employee COVID-19 Positive Testing Requirements

California law requires employers who have five or more employees to report employee positive COVID-19 tests that occur on or after July 6, 2020 to the employer’s workers’ compensation claims administrator regardless of whether the employer or employee believes the employee contracted COVID-19 at work or not.

If you are aware that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, you must complete a form for reporting any cases of positive employee COVID-19 tests. The information you report will be used to determine whether an outbreak has occurred. If needed, you can also file a workers' compensation claim here.
 
Please see the document titled “Instructions for Reporting Positive Employee COVID-19 Cases” for additional information. 
 
Requirements and Useful Resources 
Employee Positive COVID-19 Test Report Form
Senate Bill 1159
Assembly Bill 685
Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard
Model COVID Prevention Written Program
Testing Information