Mother Lode Works Vol. 6

"Your source for employment news in the Mother Lode"

This week in Mother Lode Works... - California Returning to Work

- Spotlight Employer: SPI

- Federal Employment

- UI Claim Updates.

Up to Date COVID-19 Information - The official website for California COVID-19 Response daily updates and resources. - EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.

California Returning to Work

In real time, different counties and industries are opening and changes are occurring rapidly. Here are some resources:

Retail, Childcare, Manufacturing and Logistics, offices and more are now open for business

provided they follow the guidelines, prepare plans and post checklists for their industry.

Information is posted here for specific industries:

This means that some of us will be expected to return to work. What does that look like?

If you are currently getting Unemployment Benefits or Pandemic Unemployment

Assistance Benefits, remember that to continue getting benefits you must certify every


You must meet eligibility requirements each week that you certify for benefits. You must


  • Physically able to work.

  • Available for work.

  • Ready and willing to accept work immediately.

1) If employers are not able to check employees at the start of each work day, Employees

will be expected to check themselves for symptoms before reporting to work:

  • Fever of more than 100 degrees

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore Throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

You can check your symptoms using the Symptom Screener provided at the state’s

COVID-19 website, or by contacting your medical provider.

2) Frequent Hand Washing with soap for at least 20 seconds, or using a hand sanitizer

with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when you cannot get to a sink or hand

washing station.

3) Physical Distancing both at work and off work time.

4) Proper use of face coverings – remember:

  • Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment.

  • Face coverings can help protect people near you, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

  • You should wash or sanitize your hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Face coverings should be washed after each shift.