Sacramento County Public Health Forum on COVID-19, Thursday, September 23
Public Health has its next COVID-19 Community Conversation with Dr. Kasirye and Dr. Cohen this Thursday, 9/16 from 6-7:30PM. We understand that many community members may have questions around the variants, vaccine and testing. This would be a great opportunity for community members to connect directly with our Public Health Leadership. Community members can register for the online forum: https://bit.ly/31AMaL0. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Interpretation. NOTE: If you had previously registered you will need to re-register to get Zoom notifications and reminders about this event.
FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine - Comirnaty
On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine, Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 for those 16 years old and older, which had been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine under the emergency use authorization – EUAs are used during public health emergencies to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease. The vaccine also continues to be available under the EUA for individuals 12 through 15 years old and as a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Read the details on the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine
Indoor Mega Events Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test
CDPH announced that starting Sept. 20 through Nov. 1, mega events in California require attendees of indoor gatherings with 1,000 or more must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event beginning. Review details: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-QA.aspx
July 30, 2021 Sacramento County Health Order
The Sacramento County Health Office issued a Health Order that is effective July 30, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., and will continue to be in effect until rescinded or amended. The Order reflects the CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings and directs that face coverings are to be worn, regardless of vaccination status, in all Sacramento County indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as, but not limited to: offices, retail stores, restaurants and bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, and State and local government offices serving the public. Read the July 30, 2021 Sacramento County Health Order for details.
New CDPH Face Coverings Guidance, July 28, 2021
About 15 percent of the population do not have the option for vaccination and the more contagious Delta variant develops more severe symptoms. As a result, CDPH recommends universal masking indoors statewide. Until we reach immunity through vaccination, the COVID-19 infection risk will remain. View the July 28, 2021 CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.
State Provides a Portal to Access Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record - You can safely access your digital vaccine record for free at MyVaccineRecord.CDPH.CA.GOV by entering your name, DOB, and phone/email associated with your vaccine record. Then create a four-digit PIN that generates a special QR code so you decide how and when to share your vaccination record. This is an optional means to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine information, and is the digital version of your paper vaccine card. It is one of the options to show proof of vaccination - the QR code will work with specific types of QR readers. However, the State is not implementing a mandatory passport system in California. Learn more and access your digital vaccine record by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
Reopening the California Economy
With increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates, California has fully reopened its economy. Find out more on the State's website: https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/
Vaccinated and Traveling?