April 11, 2023
Residents, families and friends:
Please see visit the link below to read about the updates to infection control policies and procedures as it relates to COVID-19 in our setting:
CDPH Updates COVID-19 Guidance and Reminds Californians Vaccines, Testing and Treatment Remain Available
As a short summary:
Masking in high-risk and health care settings
Beginning April 3, masks will no longer be required in indoor high-risk and health care settings. This includes health care, long-term care, and correctional facilities as well as homeless, emergency, and warming and cooling centers. This change allows local health departments and individual health care facilities to develop and implement plans customized to their needs, and local conditions to continue to protect Californians through the end of the winter virus season. CDPH’s recommendations for the use of face masks for individuals remain unchanged. See masking guidance.
Vaccine requirements for health care workers
Beginning April 3, with federal rules continuing to ensure that most health care workers remain vaccinated for COVID-19, the state will no longer require vaccination for health care workers, including those in adult care, direct care, correctional facilities, and detention centers. This change allows local health departments and facilities to develop and implement plans customized to their needs and local conditions to continue to protect Californians through the end of the winter virus season.
Reduced isolation time after positive COVID-19 test
Beginning March 13, a COVID-19 positive person may end isolation after five days if they feel well, have improving symptoms, and are fever-free for 24 hours, with less emphasis on testing negative. This change aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
Disease control and prevention order
The state public health officer order formerly known as “Beyond the Blueprint” is being updated to align with CDPH’s isolation and quarantine recommendations above and includes an updated definition for a confirmed COVID-19 case. The updated order, which will take effect March 13, provides prevention and mitigation strategies for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, workplaces, and communities.
Vaccine data collection
Also being rescinded on April 3 is an order that required providers to ask patients for their email addresses and/or mobile phone numbers when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. New legislation requires that California healthcare providers who administer vaccines to enter information about patients, including telephone numbers and race and ethnicity.
Please contact a member of our leadership team with any questions.
The Camarillo Healthcare Center Team