Friday, Feb 25, 2022
C19-07y Health Order imposes a requirement, layered on top of the recently revised CDPH health orders, for: (2) personnel working in other higher-risk settings— including adult care facilities, adult day programs, dental offices, home health care workers, and pharmacists, and (3) personnel who visit higher-risk settings as part of the work, such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and lawyers who visit people in the jails—to both receive the full initial course of vaccination and, once they are eligible, to receive a booster.
Businesses, including dental offices, and governmental entities with personnel in these high-risk settings have until March 1, 2022, to comply with the booster verification requirement, meaning those who are eligible to receive a booster on or before February 14, 2022, must have received their booster by March 1, 2022. And those who are eligible for a booster after February 14, 2022, must receive it within 15 days after they become eligible. Personnel working in high-risk settings who are eligible for a booster and have not yet received one must be tested once or twice a week for COVID-19, depending on the setting, and provide proof of a negative test, until one week after they receive a booster. For Personnel who are not permanently stationed or regularly assigned to High-Risk Settings but who in the course of their duties may enter or work in High Risk Settings even on an intermittent or occasional basis or for short periods of time (such as police, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians), the deadline for receipt of a Booster is also March 1, 2022, but employers of such Personnel can extend that deadline subject to certain health precautions until April 15, 2022 due to critical staffing shortages.