AFL 20-82 From the California Department of Public Health
October 30, 2020
TO: All Facilities
SUBJECT: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Influenza Vaccination and Masking Policy
All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary
This AFL informs health care facilities of the CDPH policy requiring all CDPH employees who enter health care facilities as a part of their work to comply with local requirements to minimize the spread of the influenza virus.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for concurrent COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks, CDPH employees must wear a mask whether or not they choose to receive the influenza vaccine when in a health care facility during the annual influenza season. When a CDPH employee receives the influenza vaccine and provides documentation to his or her direct manager, they will receive a sticker (depicted below) for placement on their CDPH identification badge. CDPH employees are expected to show the sticker upon admittance to the health care facility and must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
If you have any questions regarding the CDPH influenza vaccine and PPE policy or wish to receive further verification of a CDPH employee’s influenza vaccine, please contact your local district office.
Original signed by Heidi W. Steinecker
Heidi W. Steinecker