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California Vaccine Mandate Extends to Aides for People With Disabilities  

By Editor - Wed Oct 06, 3:20 am

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Workers in adult and senior care facilities and in-home aides have been added to the list of California health workers who must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Those who work directly with people with disabilities — such as employees paid through the state’s regional center network, aides contracted by agencies, and in-home support service workers who don’t live with the person they assist — are now included in the vaccine mandate. This new group must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30 . Previous health orders covered only people working in licensed congregate settings like nursing homes, leaving out staff members who support 89% of people in California with developmental disabilities living with family, on their own or in group homes. For months, that left people like Tim Jin who rely on aides for everyday tasks to wonder: Is the person brushing my teeth vaccinated? “Due to my disability, I cannot do anything like cooking, eating, using the restroom or even using the microwave on my own

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California Vaccine Mandate Extends to Aides for People With Disabilities

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