California To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Weekly COVID Tests For All State And Health Care Workers

Sacramento’s ABC News affiliate reports:

As the COVID-19 delta variant continues to cause concern, California on Monday announced that all state and health care workers will need to verify they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo regular testing.

If state and health workers continue to choose to remain unvaccinated, they will be subject to testing at least once a week, California health officials said in a call with reporters. Vaccines are not being mandated, but the state says it’s encouraging local government and other employers to adopt a similar vaccine verification protocol.

The verification system applies to both public and private health care facilities. The new policy for state workers will take effect Aug. 2 and testing will be phased in over “the next few weeks,” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said in a news release.

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