09/17/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2021 12:41
LA County: On September 9, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) issued a letter outlining the requirement for regional centers to adhere to the LA County Order dated August 12, 2021. View the letter here. We encourage that vendored service providers consult with legal counsel and/or make contact with LACDPH, for further guidance on this correspondence and related public health order.
State: On September 15, 2021, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) released correspondence to the Regional Centers addressing directives from other state agencies, vaccination, and PPEs. View the letter from DDS here.
Federal: On September 9, 2021 President Biden issued a series of Executive Orders that expanded mandatory vaccination requirements for COVID-19. This includes vaccine mandates for federal workers and contractors, employers in the healthcare sector, and all employers with over 100 employees. The federal government will implement this mandate through the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) OSHA is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. Read the President's COVID 19 Action Plan here