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CDPH Issues Notice About Influenza Vaccine, Masking Policy for Its Employees

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State public health employees must either have received the 2019-20 influenza vaccine or wear a mask when inside designated patient care areas during the influenza season, according to an All Facilities Letter (AFL) from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The AFL states that, when CDPH employees get vaccinated, they will be given a sticker to affix to their CDPH identification badge. Those employees will be expected to show the sticker, or wear a mask, before entering the patient areas of health care facilities.