COVID-19 GUIDANCE LINKS - CDPH

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


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    COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
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Face Coverings Guidance as of 1/5/2022 - Guidance Update: Masking in Indoor Public Settings
CDPH is extending the requirement that masks be worn in all indoor public settings irrespective of vaccine status. The mask requirement will be extended by one month, through February 15, 2022, at which point California will make further recommendations as needed in response to the pandemic. 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
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Face Coverings Guidance as of 12/13/2021 - 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the four weeks from December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022.
Here is a summary of the changes: 
  • CDPH has issued a statewide indoor masking requirement from 12/15/21 - 01/15/22 for all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.
    • This is as a result of increased hospitalizations across the state and the introduction of Omicron. (The Order cites evidence/studies related to the efficacy of this requirement.)
  • CDPH issued a new requirement for participation in mega events – a PCR test within 48 hours of event and an antigen test within 24 hours of an event, which will go into effect on 12/15.
  • CDPH also issued a travel advisory, saying that people in or returning to California should test within 3-5 days upon arrival from out of state and/or out of the country. (Recommended only, not required.)
  • CDPH Face Coverings FAQs 12/14/21 - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Face-Coverings-QA.aspx
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December 2021 - Fact sheet on the COVID-19 Omicron variant is here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

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What can I do when I'm fully vaccinated? (= 2 weeks after Johnson & Johnson shot or 2 weeks after second Pfizer and Moderna shots) - https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#What-to-expect-after-vaccination
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Most frequently requested COVID-19 guidance:--------------------------------------
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BUSINESSCHILD CAREDATAEXPOSURE 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
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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