Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that it has amended the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends that, in addition to completing a primary COVID-19 vaccination series, individuals should receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose when eligible to be optimally protected against COVID-19 and be considered up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.  Accordingly, the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing has been amended to require that all employees, volunteers, and onsite judiciary contractors receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose as soon as eligible per CDC recommendations. 

Effective February 3, 2022:

  • For purposes of the Court’s amended policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing, individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after they have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series (either a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)) and they have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose as soon as eligible per CDC recommendations. 
  • Employees and volunteers currently eligible for booster doses per CDC recommendations must receive their booster dose by no later than March 1, 2022.  Employees and volunteers not currently eligible for booster doses must be in compliance no later than 14 days after the recommended CDC timeframe for receiving the booster dose.  

For additional details about the Court’s amended policy, please click here.  The policy may be further amended as necessary and will remain in effect until the Court determines otherwise.

 

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Kiry K. Gray
District Court Executive/Clerk of Court

February 3, 2022