Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.

California issues full vaccination mandate for health care workers

  • Updated
California face mask

State public health officials issued a vaccination mandate Thursday for health care workers across the state, requiring them to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by the end of September.

The mandate will apply to all workers in health care settings like hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The California Department of Public Health also mandated Thursday that people visiting a health care setting must confirm their vaccination status or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their indoor visit.

Thursday's mandate comes just over a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all state employees and health care workers to get vaccinated or be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

The new mandate from the CDPH will remove the testing option for unvaccinated workers, instead requiring them to get vaccinated if they do not have a documented exemption for medical or religious reasons.

Editor's Note: Because of the health implications of the COVID-19 virus, this article is being made available free to all online readers. If you'd like to join us in supporting the mission of local journalism, please visit

Copyright © 2021 Bay City News, Inc. All rights reserved. Republication, rebroadcast or redistribution without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area.

Concerned about COVID-19?

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News