At CHA’s request, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel guidance for health care personnel in hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
Specifically, this guidance makes it clear that fully vaccinated health care personnel in hospitals and SNFs do not need to self-quarantine for COVID-19 after travel. This was contained in the revision to All-Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-08.3 released June 28.
The AFL states that general guidance on quarantine following travel applies to individuals who are health care personnel in hospitals and SNFs. The guidance is as follows:
- Testing before or after travel and self-quarantine after travel within the U.S. is no longer required for individuals who are fully vaccinated, or COVID-19 recovered within three months, as long as they are asymptomatic.
- Self-quarantine after travel by air internationally and returning to the U.S. is no longer required for individuals who are fully vaccinated.