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As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

State Announces New Testing and PPE Requirements for Unvaccinated Health Care Workers

Today, Gov. Newsom announced new measures to encourage state workers and health care workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes a new state public health officer order that requires health care and congregate settings, including hospitals, to ensure that unvaccinated personnel undergo at least weekly COVID-19 testing and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). […]

State Announces New Testing and PPE Requirements for Unvaccinated Health Care Workers

Today, Gov. Newsom announced new measures to encourage state workers and health care workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes a new state public health officer order that requires health care and congregate settings, including hospitals, to ensure that unvaccinated personnel undergo at least weekly COVID-19 testing and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). […]

Hospitals Stand with Gov. Newsom on Steps to Ensure Health Care Worker, Patient Safety Amid Surge of Delta Variant of COVID-19

“The new public health order announced today by Gov. Newsom will help ensure that California remains ahead of the curve in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “The unfortunate reality is that COVID-19 is again on the rise nationally, and in California, driven by […]

New CDPH Testing and PPE Requirements for Unvaccinated Health Care Workers

On July 26, Gov. Newsom announced new measures to encourage state workers and health care workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes a new state public health officer order that requires health care and congregate settings, including hospitals, to ensure that unvaccinated personnel undergo at least weekly COVID-19 testing and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).   The new […]

New Hospital Reporting to Inform COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases to Begin July 27

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-25 that it will require general acute care hospitals to report specified patient level discharge information for each hospitalized person who tests positive for COVID-19. The purpose of this is to enable CDPH to better understand breakthrough COVID-19 cases.