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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR UPDATE (6/18/2020)

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Governor’s office released guidance for the use of face coverings. In summary, the guidance indicates that all people in California (with some exceptions) must wear face coverings in public, to include while they are engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when:

  1. Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
  2. Working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
  3. Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
  4. Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities;
  5. In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.

To read the entire guidance, visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx.

United Staffing Associates has informed its temporary workforce and clients in California of this requirement. Questions related to this memo should be submitted to Shawnté Priest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone to (805) 403-0438 or William Hills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone to (805) 709-8575.


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A MESSAGE REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

USA is committed to enforcing practices that promote a healthy and safe work environment, as such USA continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in California and Nevada. USA has implemented pre-screening procedures for the temporary work force, such as asking the following questions:

1. In the last 14 days have you traveled outside of the U.S.?
2. In the last 14 days have you been in physical contact with a person who has traveled outside of the U.S.?
3. Have you been in contact with a person known to have Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
4. Within the past 48-hours have you experienced flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, cough or sore throat?

Additionally, information has been posted or distributed regarding the virus and standard health practices, such as staying home when sick, frequent handwashing, coughing and sneezing etiquette and more. USA will continue to post notices from California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Disease Control, for the foreseeable future.

USA has suspended group activities, such as Employee Appreciation gatherings at the branch location. Temporary workers continue to be encouraged to enroll in Direct Deposit for payment of wages, in lieu of in-person pickup of payroll checks. As additional alternatives to person-to-person contact become available, USA will implement those in the best interest of business and public health and safety.

For more information regarding health and safety standards to prevent or minimize the spread of communicable disease, please visit California’s Department of Industrial Relations website at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh or the Center for Disease Control’s website at www.cdc.gov. Questions related to this memo should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone to (805) 544-0009.