COVID-19 Resource Page

Regularly Updated

AALRR has developed this resource page for our clients and contacts who are dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  We have created this web page as a quick repository of all of our coronavirus tools and information.  We will continue to make updates as additional information becomes available.  

Alerts

School Districts and Other Public Agencies

  1. Responding to the May Revise — Options for School and Community College Employers - 05.19.20

  2. Governor Issues Executive Order Impacting Collective Bargaining, Administrative Hearings, Post Basic Academy Instruction, and Various Statutory Timelines - 05.12.2020
  3. Secretary of Education Recommends Tolling of Part C to Part B Transition Evaluations, Extending Part C Eligibility During Closure - 04.28.20

  4. Implementation of Section 504 During COVID-19 School Closures Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions - 04.20.20
  5. Issues to Consider While Implementing Distance Education: Part 2 - Protecting Student Information in the Cloud - 04.15.20
  6. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol - 04.10.20
  7. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  8. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  9. CDE Issues Guidance on Grading, Graduation and College Admissions - 04.06.20
  10. The California Department of Education and Various Statewide Organizations Issue Aspirational Framework for Local Agreements - 04.02.20
  11. Updated 04.01.20 - Seven Bay Area Counties Release Virtually Identical "Shelter in Place of Residence" Orders That Will Affect Schools and Local Educational Agencies in Those Counties - 03.17.20
  12. Updated -- HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.30.20
  13. Issues to Consider While Preparing for Distance Education: Part I – Privacy, Notice, and Consent - 03.30.20
  14. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provides Funding for Students, Including Students With Disabilities - 03.27.20
  15. Massive Federal Stimulus Bill Approved — Contains Funding and Waiver Authority for Educational Entities - 03.27.20

  16. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20

  17. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  18. US DOL says HR 6201 paid leave provisions take effect April 1, 2020 - 03.25.20
  19. New Executive Order allows emergency updates for board members as exception to Brown Act - 03.24.20
  20. An Analysis of CDE’s and OSERS’ Most Recent Guidance for Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Related Closures - 03.22.20

  21. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20

  22. SB 89, SB 117, and CDE Guidance:  What Local Educational Agencies Need to Know About the State’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.21.20
  23. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order Aimed at Drastically Limiting Contact Between Persons - 03.20.20
  24. COVID-19:  Bargaining the Impacts and Effects with Your Education Employee Unions - 03.20.20
  25. HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.20.20
  26. Governor Newsom Issues Statewide “Stay at Home” Order – Essential School/College Employees and Contractors Are Exempt - 03.19.20
  27. Governor Issues New Executive Orders Suspending More Brown Act Requirements Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.18.20
  28. California's Department of Education and Health & Human Services Agency Issue "New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools" Providing a Framework for Distance Learning - Encourage LEAs to Ensure Opportunities Are Available to Vulnerable Students - 03.18.20
  29. Orange County Health Officer Issues Order Immediately Prohibiting “All Public and Private Gatherings of Any Number of People,” Subject to Specified Exceptions: What Schools and Colleges Need to Know - 03.17.20
  30. New COVID-19 Legislation Impacts Timelines for Special Education Assessment Plan Development; Student Records Requests; Uniform Complaint Procedures; and English Language Proficiency Assessments - 03.17.20 
  31. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs – How School Facilities are Affected and Recommended Guidance - 03.16.20
  32. Governor Calls for “Home Isolation” of Persons 65 and Older and With Chronic Conditions; School Employers May Grant Additional Leave, Including Paid Leave - 03.15.20
  33. The Impact of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-26-20 on Special Education Departments - 03.15.20
  34. Governor Orders Certain Funding and Services to Be Maintained During Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closures - 03.15.20
  35. Brown Act Partially Suspended Due Coronavirus (Covid-19) - 03.12.20
  36. Practical Tips for Planning for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Special Education - 03.12.20
  37. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert - 03.05.20

Community Colleges

  1. Responding to the May Revise — Options for School and Community College Employers - 05.19.20
  2. Governor Issues Executive Order Impacting Collective Bargaining, Administrative Hearings, Post Basic Academy Instruction, and Various Statutory Timelines - 05.12.2020
  3. CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Allocations and Application Requirements Announced - 04.15.20

  4. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol - 04.10.20
  5. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  6. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  7. CDE Issues Guidance on Grading, Graduation and College Admissions - 04.06.20
  8. Updated -- HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.30.20
  9. Massive Federal Stimulus Bill Approved — Contains Funding and Waiver Authority for Educational Entities - 03.27.20
  10. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20

  11. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  12. US DOL says HR 6201 paid leave provisions take effect April 1, 2020 - 03.25.20
  13. New Executive Order allows emergency updates for board members as exception to Brown Act - 03.24.20
  14. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  15. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order Aimed at Drastically Limiting Contact Between Persons - 03.20.20
  16. COVID-19:  Bargaining the Impacts and Effects with Your Education Employee Unions - 03.20.20
  17. HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.20.20
  18. Governor Newsom Issues Statewide “Stay at Home” Order – Essential School/College Employees and Contractors Are Exempt - 03.19.20
  19. Governor Issues New Executive Orders Suspending More Brown Act Requirements Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.18.20
  20. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Including Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations - 03.18.20
  21. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs – How School Facilities are Affected and Recommended Guidance - 03.16.20
  22. Governor Calls for “Home Isolation” of Persons 65 and Older and With Chronic Conditions; School Employers May Grant Additional Leave, Including Paid Leave - 03.15.20
  23. Brown Act Partially Suspended Due Coronavirus (Covid-19) - 03.12.20
  24. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert - 03.05.20

Cities, Counties and Special Districts

  1. Governor Issues Executive Order Affecting Statutory Deadlines or Requirements for Collective Bargaining, Administrative Hearings, and POST in Response to COVID-19

  2. Discipline During the Pandemic: Can Employers Do It and, If So, How? - 05.06.2020
  3. Counties Across the State Begin Easing Some Restrictions, While Extending Stay-At-Home Orders and Ramping up Face Covering Requirements; Governor Newsom Issues Clarification and Guidance on Statewide Order, Closes Orange County Beaches - 05.01.20
  4. Considerations When Employees Return to Work During COVID-19 Pandemic - 04.22.20

  5. EEOC Guidance for Employers Navigating ADA Risks in the Workplace Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic - 04.15.20
  6. OPR Issues Guidance and Information Regarding CEQA and COVID-19 and California Judicial Council Tolls Statutes of Limitations - 04.15.20
  7. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  8. California Executive Order N-42-20 Places Moratorium on Water System Service Shut Offs During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 04.09.20

  9. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  10. The Department of Labor’s Temporary Rule Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - 04.06.20
  11. CARES Act: What Public Entity Employers Need to Know About the Federal COVID-19 Stimulus - 3.31.20
  12. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20
  13. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  14. Considerations for Public Agencies Before Implementing Furloughs and Layoffs - 03.27.20

  15. Governor Newsom’s Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” Includes Government Employees - 03.23.20
  16. Governor Newsom Issues a Statewide “Stay Home” Order That Affects But Does Not Close Public Entity Employers - 03.20.20
  17. HR 6201: What Public Entity Employers Need to Know About Federal COVID-19 Legislation - 03.19.20

  18. Eight California Counties and the City of Fresno Release Orders Affecting Public Entity Employers in Those Areas - 03.19.20

Construction and Cal/OSHA

  1. Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance for COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction - 05.04.2020
  2. Counties Across the State Begin Easing Some Restrictions, While Extending Stay-At-Home Orders and Ramping up Face Covering Requirements; Governor Newsom Issues Clarification and Guidance on Statewide Order, Closes Orange County Beaches - 05.01.20

  3. Governor Issues Order Suspending CEQA Timeframes and Setting Requirements for Public Availability of CEQA Documents - 04.28.20

  4. OPR Issues Guidance and Information Regarding CEQA and COVID-19 and California Judicial Council Tolls Statutes of Limitations - 04.15.20

  5. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol - 04.10.20
  6. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  7. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  8. City of Los Angeles Building & Safety Threatens to Shut Down Worksites if New Covid-19 Guidelines are Not Followed - 04.01.20
  9. Bay Area Counties Impose Additional COVID-19-Related Restrictions on Construction Activities - 04.01.20
  10. Warning!  Project Suspensions Caused by COVID-19 May Trigger Mechanics Lien, Stop Payment Notice, and Payment Bond Deadlines- 3.30.20
  11. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  12. Taking an Employee’s Temperature and Cal/OSHA in the Construction Industry - 03.19.20
  13. Owners Begin to Screen Construction Workers for COVID-19 Symptoms Possibly Leading to Labor Shortages - 03.19.20
  14. Construction Contracts and COVID-19: What You Must Know to Survive! - 03.16.2020
  15. Cal/OSHA Issues Interim Guidelines For Protecting General Industry Workers From Exposure To Coronavirus - 03.10.2020
  16. CAL/OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus - 03.03.2020

Labor & Employment

  1. Orange County Becomes Latest to Secure Variance and Approval from State to Accelerate Reopening Local Businesses Deeper Into Stage Two, Allowing Dine-In Restaurants and In-Store Retail to Reopen; County Officials Issue New Order and Strong Recommendations - 05.25.20
  2. Governor Newsom Announces Offices May Reopen As California Progresses Further Into Phase 2 Reopening; State Guidelines and Any More Restrictive Local Requirements Still Apply - 05.12.20

  3. Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Creating Workers’ Compensation Presumption for Employees Who Contract COVID-19 Related Illnesses in the Workplace on or After March 19, 2020 - 05.08.20

  4. Los Angeles County Passes Ordinance Requiring Employers with 500+ Employees to Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to Covered Employees Until December 2020 - 05.07.2020
  5. Counties Across the State Begin Easing Some Restrictions, While Extending Stay-At-Home Orders and Ramping up Face Covering Requirements; Governor Newsom Issues Clarification and Guidance on Statewide Order, Closes Orange County Beaches - 05.01.20
  6. Atkinson’s Answers – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2
  7. EEOC Expands COVID-19 Guidance In Anticipation Of Return To Work Issues - 04.23.20
  8. Managing Wage & Hour Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part II: Paid Time–off Donations, Leaves, Layoffs and Pay Reductions - 04.15.20

  9. Managing Wage and Hour Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part I: The New Remote Workforce - 04.14.20
  10. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol - 04.10.20
  11. Los Angeles Mayor Modifies Supplemental Sick Pay Ordinance with Emergency Order - 04.10.20
  12. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  13. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  14. New “Shelter-at-Home” Orders Issued by Seven Bay Area Counties Extend Restrictions through May 3 and Include New and Time-Sensitive “Social Distancing Protocol” Requirements for Essential Businesses - 04.01.20
  15. Department of Labor Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster and FAQ Regarding Posting Requirements 03.31.20
  16. California Supreme Court Deals Another Blow To Employers: Individual Employee’s Settlement of Labor Code Violation Claims Does Not Extinguish “Aggrieved” Status for PAGA (Civil Penalty) Purposes -- 3.30.20
  17. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  18. Governor Newsom issues Statewide “Stay Home” Order - 03.20.20
  19. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order; Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena Follow Suit - 03.20.20
  20. HR 6201: What Employers Need to Know About the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act - 03.18.20
  21. Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Temporarily Relaxing California’s WARN Act Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.18.20
  22. Atkinson's Answers - 03.16.20
  23. COVID-19: The Employer’s Quick Guide - 03.02.20

General Business

  1. Orange County Becomes Latest to Secure Variance and Approval from State to Accelerate Reopening Local Businesses Deeper Into Stage Two, Allowing Dine-In Restaurants and In-Store Retail to Reopen; County Officials Issue New Order and Strong Recommendations - 05.25.20
  2. PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released: A Guide To PPP Loan Forgiveness - 5.21.2020
  3. Los Angeles County and the Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena Allow Many Retailers and Their Supporting Manufacturing/Logistics Businesses to Reopen, With Limitations - 05.19.2020
  4. The COVID-19 Response And Its Impact On Commercial Lease Payment Obligations Part III; Orange County—Santa Ana and Costa Mesa 05.15.2020
  5. SBA Provides Long-Awaited Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program Loan and Liquidity Requirement - 05.13.20

  6. SBA Extends Safe Harbor Repayment Deadline for Paycheck Protection Program Loans - 05.07.2020
  7. Federal Reserve Board Issues New Guidance on Main Street Lending Program - 05.07.2020
  8. The COVID-19 Response And Its Impact On Commercial Lease Payment Obligations Part II; San Francisco and Sacramento Among Several Northern California Jurisdictions with Eviction Moratoriums for Qualifying Commercial Tenants - 05.04.2020
  9. Counties Across the State Begin Easing Some Restrictions, While Extending Stay-At-Home Orders and Ramping up Face Covering Requirements; Governor Newsom Issues Clarification and Guidance on Statewide Order, Closes Orange County Beaches - 05.01.20
  10. New Guidance Issued by SBA/IRS Changes the Landscape on Paycheck Protection Program Eligibility Requirements - 04.30.20
  11. The COVID-19 Response And Its Impact On Commercial Lease Payment Obligations - 04.24.20

  12. New Stimulus Bill Provides Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program and EIDL SBA Loan Programs - 04.24.20

  13. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol - 04.10.20
  14. Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies - 04.09.20
  15. California Judicial Council Extends Civil Filing Deadlines and Adopts Rules in Response to COVID-19 - 04.08.20
  16. Los Angeles Is the Latest (and Largest) California Jurisdiction to Require Face Coverings - 04.08.20
  17. Key CARES Act Relief Provisions Available to Employers By Business Size - 04.07.20
  18. Privacy Implications and CCPA Compliance in the Time of COVID-19 - 04.03.20
  19. California Announces Deferral of Sales & Use Tax up to $50,000 for Businesses with Less than $5 million in Taxable Sales - 04.03.20
  20. CARES Act Allocates $350 Billion for Small Business Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program - 04.02.20
  21. New “Shelter-at-Home” Orders Issued by Seven Bay Area Counties Extend Restrictions through May 3 and Include New and Time-Sensitive “Social Distancing Protocol” Requirements for Essential Businesses - 04.01.20
  22. IRS Releases First Set of Guidelines for FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit - 4.1.20

  23. CARES Act Extends $2T in Spending and Tax Breaks Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20
  24. Internal Revenue Service Takes Additional Action to Assist Taxpayers Financially Impacted by COVID-19 - 03.26.20
  25. COVID-19 RELIEF:  Employment Tax Credit is Now Available for Businesses Subject to Mandated Paid Leave Under the Family First CoronaVirus Response Act - 03.25.20

  26. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  27. Tax Relief - Federal and State Governments Extend a Helping Hand - 03.19.20
  28. Orange County Issues Amended Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19 – March 18, 2020 - 03.18.20
  29. Orange County Issues Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19 - 03.17.20
  30. Does The COVID-19 Coronavirus Trigger The Force Majeure Clause in Your Commercial Contracts or Otherwise Excuse Performance By Either Party? - 03.13.20

  

CARES Act Fact Sheets

In order to help companies understand the key features of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), including what is available, who is eligible, and how to obtain relief, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo’s COVID-19 Task Force has assembled a series of CARES Act Fact Sheets. AALRR’s CARES Act Fact Sheets represent a summarization of complex, difficult law into approachable and tactile reference guides. Click here to access the Fact Sheets Questions?  Email: COVID-19@aalrr.com

AALRR COVID-19 Return to Work ToolKit™

With the goal in mind of delivering timely guidance in these uncertain times, we have developed a COVID-19 Return to Work ToolKit™  to ease the burden of responding to the increased management of your workforce. The AALRR COVID-19 Return to Work ToolKit™  includes documents that may be used in connection with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on return to work-related issues.   Our COVID-19 ToolKit™ is available for the Private Sector. Click here for more information/purchase.   Questions?  Email COVID-19@aalrr.com

AALRR COVID-19 ToolKit™

Looking for guidance on managing your remote workforce? Need sample leave notices in the era of COVID?   Want information on the California WARN Act and required notices? Look no further…

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo has developed a COVID-19 ToolKit™ that contains critical sample forms, notices and vital information and guidance. The ToolKit™ contents can streamline your management responsibilities and limit liability during these difficult times.  Our COVID-19 ToolKit™ is available for the Private Sector and Public Agencies but is not intended for educational institutions. Click here for more information/purchase.   Questions?  Email COVID-19@aalrr.com

These AALRR publications are intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in reaching a conclusion in a particular area of law. Applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. Receipt of this or any other AALRR presentation/publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Firm is not responsible for inadvertent errors that may occur in the publishing process.

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