Taking steps to protect workers from infectious diseases like COVID-19 is a must for all employers. These steps can include emergency standards like physical distancing and masking, as well as testing, case reporting, record maintenance, mitigating known hazards, and creating and enforcing return to work policies.
Turn here for guidance in navigating jobsite and office safety as the situation with COVID-19 and its variants evolves.


COVID-19: News & Resources

NCAT will be keeping normal business hours but our employees are working from home until further notice. Please call our office at 510-428-9486 to be routed to the appropriate staff member or email Brooke Fishel at We will update our new COVID-19 resource as we have information to share. Continue to look for email updates as pertinent information becomes available.

As always, we remain unified in our commitment to serving you.

Important Message: The information provided below is to address the overall industry and is not tailored to be specific to each company. We highly recommend contacting your company’s attorney for any questions or issues you may have about circumstances unique to your situation.


Click here to view our Guidance video around COVID-19

Click here to watch our Covid-19 Safety in the Workplace Video.

All COVID-19 Employer Resources and Templates referenced in articles can be found here.


Latest News

February 25, 2022

COVID Paid Sick Leave Reinstated in 2022


Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill SB 114 which reinstates up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for all employees working for California employers who employ more than 25 people.

The SPSL became effective February 19, is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and ends on September 30, 2022.

Click here for the updated FAQs from CA's Department of Industrial Relations.

January 4, 2022


(as of January 4, 2022)

As we enter Year 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, the regulatory situation in California has never been so confusing, inconsistent, and ever-changing. As the Omicron variant has come to dominate the U.S. landscape, the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments on the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) which seeks to implement a “vaccine or test” program for all employers with 100 or more employees in the United States.

November 4, 2021

Federal OSHA Publishes Emergency Temporary Standard


Federal OSHA filed a notice with the Federal Register on November 4, 2021, announcing a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of coronavirus on the job.  Under the standard, covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.  


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