COVID-19 GUIDANCE LINKS - CDPH

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


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    COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
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4/6/22
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-on-Isolation-and-Quarantine-for-COVID-19-Contact-Tracing.aspx
Updated guidance on isolation and quarantine for the general public (healthcare personnel have different guidance found here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-21-08.aspx).
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2/28/22
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
The state of California announced changes to masking guidance on February 28, 2022:
  • Effective March 1, 2022 , the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking. 
  • Universal masking shall remain required in specified high-risk high transmission settings like public transit, emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities. As always, local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond the state guidance. 
  • After March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings will terminate. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.
To see recommendations for low, medium, and high risk regions, check your county's COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
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Guidance for Child Care Providers and Programs - including Mask Guidance

As of 2/18/22
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Child-Care-Guidance.aspx
Please note: All individuals in child care indoor settings are required to use face coverings, also known as "masks", regardless of vaccination status, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Guidance for the Use of Face Masks (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx#June15guidance) specifies which individuals are exempt from the face covering requirement, including children under two years of age. Providers, parents, and guardians may not waive the face covering requirement in child care settings. Follow your local public health requirements if they require a higher level of masking. 

Face Coverings Guidance
As of 2/15/2022
California’s indoor masking requirement will expired Feb. 16, 2022, reverting to the previous guidance requiring masking for unvaccinated individuals in all indoor public settings and all individuals in higher risk settings.-------------------------------------------------
December 2021 - COVID-19 Omicron variant
Fact sheet: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx
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COVID-19 GUIDANCE
See more guidance below.

BUSINESSCHILD CARECONTACT TRACING & POSITIVE COVID TESTDATAEXPOSURE NOTIFICATIONS
  • CA Notify - CA Notify is available on Dec 10, 2020 - Add your phone to California’s exposure notification system to get COVID-19 exposure alerts and to protect those around you. This is an opt-in notification system to help in the contact tracing process. Once you opt-in, through Bluetooth technology, the app will let you know if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID and who has consented to have that information released. - https://canotify.ca.gov/. CA Notify FAQs here: https://canotify.ca.gov/#section7. Details for County of Nevada here: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/36812/CA-Notify-Info
FACE COVERINGS
As of 2/15/2022
California’s indoor masking requirement will expire after Feb. 15, 2022, reverting to the previous guidance requiring masking for unvaccinated individuals in all indoor public settings and all individuals in higher risk settings.GATHERINGS / EVENTSHOUSING & HOMELESSNESSIMMIGRATIONLODGING
  • Hotels, Lodging, & Short Term Rentals (STRs) https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
  • When the Regional Stay Home Order is in effect in a region, hotels and lodging can only offer accommodation for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Additionally, the Travel Advisory remains in effect. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Travel-Advisory.aspx
  • When a region is in tier system status, hotels and lodging cannot accept or honor out-of-state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired.
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIESOTHER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICESPREVENTIONRECREATIONREPORT POSITIVE, AT HOME COVID-19 TESTS

Individual reporting of self-test results
  • Individuals should report their test result according to the instructions recommended by the test.
  • Some home tests have automatic reporting, others require the individual who tested to report their results through a phone application.
  • If the test does not provide electronic reporting, positive test results should be shared with their healthcare provider in order to receive appropriate medical care.
  • More information from CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Over-The-Counter-Tests-LHJ-Guidance.aspx

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What are best practices for verification of self-test results?
The following are recommended methods to verify unsupervised or unobserved self-test results. The practices listed below should strongly be considered in any context in which tests are being performed at the request of another entity, such as a school.
  • Use a digital (app-based) platform for test verification, which often includes scanning barcodes; these are available for certain brands of self-tests.
  • Write the name and date on the test card results and send a picture of the card to the requesting entity.
  • Create an attestation form and require signature declaring that the test specimen was obtained from the individual represented on the form, include the date the specimen was collected, and that the test was processed according to the instructions provided.
  • More information from CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Over-The-Counter-Tests-LHJ-Guidance.aspx

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