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California hospitals running out of ICU beds: health officials

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Health care workers told testing no longer a substitute for vaccination

Until yesterday, the state’s employees and health care workers had the choice to get fully vaccinated this month or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. That order was amended Aug. 5, taking testing off the table but extending the vaccination deadline to Sept. 30, according to the California Department of Public Health. “Increasing numbers of health care workers are among the new positive cases, despite vaccinations being prioritized for this group when vaccines initially became available,” said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón,…

All California Health Care Workers Now Face Strict Order to be Vaccinated by October | San Jose Inside

State public health officials issued a vaccination mandate Thursday for health care workers across the state, requiring them to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by the end of September. The mandate will apply to all workers in health care settings like hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. In its Aug. 5 order, the California Department of Public Health also mandated that people visiting a health care setting must confirm their vaccination status or have tested “As we continue…