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SB-336 Public health: COVID-19.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 120120) is added to Part 1 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  1.5. COVID-19-Related Public Health Orders
120120.
 As used in this chapter, “COVID-19” means the 2019 novel coronavirus disease.
120121.
 Notwithstanding any other law, including Sections 120130, 120140, and 120145, when the department takes measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect public health against a threat of COVID-19, or reopen the state, the department shall do both of the following:
(a) Publish the measures and the date that any sector change or closure will take effect on its internet website, unless circumstances require immediate action. Immediate action is necessary if there is an immediate danger or an imminent threat to the public’s health, welfare, or safety.
(b) Create an opportunity for local communities, businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and others to sign up for an email distribution list relative to changes to the department’s orders.
120122.
 Notwithstanding any other law, including Section 120175, when a health officer takes measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect public health against a threat of COVID-19, or reopen the state, the officer shall do both of the following:
(a) Publish the measures and the date that any sector change or closure will take effect on its internet website, unless circumstances require immediate action. Immediate action is necessary if there is an immediate danger or an imminent threat to the public’s health, welfare, or safety.
(b) Create an opportunity for local communities, businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and others to sign up for an email distribution list relative to changes to a health officer’s orders.
120123.
 This chapter shall remain in effect while a measure taken by either the department or a local health officer related to COVID-19 is in effect, and as of the date that no measures described in this chapter are in effect this chapter shall be repealed.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to provide notice to employers, employees, and businesses of the necessary measures to protect public health, so that proper protocols may be implemented to ensure the safe and robust functioning of the economy and labor markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.