Seniors near front of the line for COVID-19 vaccine, but will they take it?

By Laura Anthony, ABC7 News, December 14 2020 WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) — Senior citizens are near the front of the line when it comes to getting the coronavirus vaccine. ABC7 News talked to some who are all for it, and others, who are more hesitant. “Whenever they bring it, I’ll take it,” said Dwyn Gardner without hesitation. The 89-year-old lives at Walnut Creek’s Byron Park, a senior community that includes both and assisted and independent living .

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COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION: UPDATED COVID-19 QUARANTINE GUIDANCE

Courtesy of the CDSS Primary Audience:  ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION LICENSEES  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Quarantine Guidance On December 14, 2020, CDPH updated quarantine guidance for those that were in close contact to a COVID-19 positive person. Please see the updated quarantine guidance at COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance which applies to all CDSS licensed facilities.

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New laws aim to better protect California nursing home residents, essential workers from infectious outbreaks

By Benda Gazzar, Southern California News Group, December 14 2020 New laws aim to better protect California nursing home residents, essential workers from infectious outbreaks When the coronavirus pandemic struck, some health care workers resorted to wearing trash bags over their clothes and bandanas around their faces in a desperate effort to protect themselves. And as the unfamiliar virus ravaged nursing homes, it became clear these facilities needed all the infection control guidance they could get.

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