As an “essential” business, can we require our employees wear protective gear, such as masks, when they report to the workplace?

Employers can require employees to wear personal protective equipment but should make reasonable accommodations where appropriate.

For example, if an individual is in a wheelchair and is required to wear a gown, the employer should find a gown that will fit, and if an employee has a latex allergy, the employer should provide nonlatex gloves.

Read more in the DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19.

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