California Department of Social Services PIN 22-05.1-ASC
TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES
Original signed by Kevin Gaines
FROM: KEVIN GAINES
Community Care Licensing Division
SUBJECT: ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITY WORKER CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINATION AND BOOSTER REQUIREMENTS
Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary
PIN 22-05.1-ASC notifies all Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees of updated COVID19 vaccination and booster requirements for all workers of ASC facilities, pursuant to the State Public Health Officer Order of February 22, 2022. Important! Workers who provide proof of COVID-19 infection after completion of their primary series may defer booster administration for up to 90 days from date of first positive test or clinical diagnosis. Workers with a deferral due to a proven COVID-19 infection must be in compliance no later than 15 days after the expiration of their deferral.
Underlined text in this PIN indicates where updates have been made to PIN 22-05-ASC.
Please post/keep this PIN in the facility where persons in care can easily access it and distribute the PIN Summary for Persons in Care (located at the end of this PIN) to persons in care and, if applicable, their representatives.
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COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION (CCLD): SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE TO PIN 22-05.1-ASC
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE (ASC) PROGRAM LICENSEES
Pursuant to the State Public Health Officer Order (PHO) of December 22, 2021 (updated on January 25, 2022), the requirement for booster doses goes into effect December 22, 2021, and the deadline for booster-eligible covered workers to receive their booster is March 1, 2022, or no later than 15 days after becoming eligible for a booster if they are not eligible as of March 1, 2022. Testing requirements of booster-eligible workers, who have not yet received their booster dose or those workers who have a religious or medical exemption pursuant to the PHO, went into effect on December 27, 2021.
Important! Workers who have recovered from a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 90 days, and remained asymptomatic, do not need to submit to testing until after 90 days has expired but must self-monitor for symptoms and continue to follow all other infection control requirements, including masking, as stated in the July 26 Order (see Adult Care Facilities and Direct Care Worker Vaccine Requirement Q&A). Workers must provide documentation of previous diagnosis from a healthcare provider or confirmed laboratory results to refrain from testing. Workers must immediately follow self-isolation guidelines and be evaluated, (including testing) if new COVID-19 symptoms occur during the 90 days post-infection.
CCLD has provided supplemental guidance to PIN 22-05.1-ASC for ASC licensees to manage staff testing and placement based on their vaccination status:
For questions, please contact your local Regional Office: Adult and Senior Care Regional Offices