Covid 19 Information and Links

This page contains resources and information regarding COVID-19.  This page will be updated as new information becomes available from the Federal Government and the State of California.

The virus fiercely traveling around the world is called a novel coronavirus.  Scientists believe the virus may have transferred from bats to humans; it is “novel” because humans have never been exposed to it and have no immunity to it.  And because it is so new, no vaccines or treatments are yet available.

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VACCINE INFORMATION

To find out when it’s your turn to get the vaccine and/or to schedule your appointment, sign up at: myturn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255

 COVID cases on the job

If a worker becomes sick with COVID-19, the employer must:

  • Determine who else may have been exposed
  • Notify workers of the potential exposure
  • within one business day
  • Provide testing to exposed workers
  • Investigate how other workers may have
  • been exposed
  • Take additional measures to protect workers

If a Worker tests positive or becomes sick with COVID-19, the worker must be excluded from the workplace until:

  • It has been at least 10 days since symptoms
  • first appeared AND
  • The symptoms have improved AND
  • The worker hasn’t had a fever of 100.4 or
  • greater for at least 24 hours (and is not taking
  • fever-reducing medications)

If a worker has tested positive but never got symptoms, the worker can return to work when at least 10 days have passed since their first positive test. A worker does not need to have a negative COVID test to return to work.

Co-workers must be notified within one business day in a manner normally used for communication. They must be told of their possible exposure, what they need to do in terms of quarantining and testing, and learn about benefits options. No names should be shared to maintain confidentiality.

Health Benefits through Automotive Industries Trust Funds

Union benefits are important now more than ever.  The Automotive Industries Trust Funds has all the information you need regarding your benefits, including, Summary Plan Descriptions, forms and online access to your individual benefit information.  Visit the Automotive Industries Trust Funds website for more information.

Where to Find the Latest Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Visit the CDC website to learn more.

The State of California has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 and the programs the State has implemented to address the COVID-19 crisis.  Visit the California COVID-19 website for the latest information.

Labor & Workforce Development Agency Resources

In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. The LWDA has centralized all the information regarding Unemployment, Disability, Paid Sick Leave, FMLA and much, much more.  Visit the LWDA COVID-19 Resource page.