GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-12-21 REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND EXPIRATION OF STATEWIDE WAIVERS IN THE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-18-CCLD September 10, 2021 PIN 21-18-CCLD (Supersedes in part PIN 20-28-CCLD)(Supersedes PIN 21-10-CCLD) TO: CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATORS (PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT)ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TRAINING VENDORS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-12-21 REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND EXPIRATION OF STATEWIDE WAIVERS IN THE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-18-CCLD supersedes, in part, PIN 20-28-CCLD, dated December 15, 2020, related to statewide waivers allowing certain online courses available to Prospectiveand Current Certified Administrators of Adult Residential Facilities, Group Homes, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, and Short-Term Residential TherapeuticPrograms and Administrator Certification Program Training Vendors.

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UPDATED STATEWIDE VISITATION WAIVER, AND TESTING AND VACCINATION VERIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-40-ASC August 27, 2021 (Supersedes PIN 21-17.2-ASC in part) TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED STATEWIDE VISITATION WAIVER, AND TESTING AND VACCINATION VERIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-40-ASC supersedes in part PIN 21-17.2-ASC, dated May 14, 2021, related to the Visitation Waiver and processes for verifying the vaccination status of all visitors, COVID-19 diagnostic tests of visitors who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, and adds a requirement that licensees obtain and track documentation of vaccination or COVID-19 diagnostic tests of visitors who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, in order to have an indoor visit.

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GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-12-21 REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND THE EXPIRATION OF COVID-19 WAIVERS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-39-ASC August 25, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE LICENSEESALL CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-12-21 REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND THE EXPIRATIONOF COVID-19 WAIVERS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-39-ASC notifies Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees and Continuing Care Retirement Community providers that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-12-21, dated August 16, 2021, authority for COVID-19 related waivers was extended and the waivers will expire no later than December 31, 2021, or earlier as determined by California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

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UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE MASKS, SURGICAL MASKS, AND RESPIRATORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-38-ASC August 19, 2021 (Supersedes PIN 21-12-ASC in part)(Supersedes PIN 21-17.2-ASC in part) TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE MASKS, SURGICAL MASKS, AND RESPIRATORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-38-ASC supersedes PIN 21-12-ASC, dated February 10, 2021, and PIN 21-17.2-ASC, dated May 14, 2021, in part and provides updated guidance to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) residential licensees related to face masks, surgical masks, and N95 respirators for facility staff, residents, and visitors.

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KIDDE TRUSENSE SMOKE & COMBINATION SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS RECALL

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-15-CCLD August 13, 2021 PIN 21-15-CCLD TO: ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: KIDDE TRUSENSE SMOKE & COMBINATION SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS RECALL Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-15-CCLD informs all providers and licensees of the recent recall of the Kidde TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

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INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) INFECTION PREVENTION: UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-37-ASC August 12, 2021 PIN 21-37-ASC TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) INFECTION PREVENTION: UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-37-ASC announces an upcoming informational call with Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees and their staff on August 18, 2021 to provide information on the Delta variant of COVID-19 and review new infection control guidance.

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UPDATED FACILITY STAFF TESTING AND MASKING GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-32.1-ASC August 11, 2021 PIN 21-32.1-ASC(Supersedes PIN 21-32-ASC) TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED FACILITY STAFF TESTING AND MASKING GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-32.1-ASC supersedes PIN 21-32-ASC, dated July 27, 2021.

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PREPARING FOR AND RESPONDING TO LONG-TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-13-CCLD August 11, 2021 PIN 21-13-CCLD TO: ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSED PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: PREPARING FOR AND RESPONDING TO LONG-TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-13-CCLD informs providers about the need to prepare for and respond to longterm drought conditions and how to receive drought-related assistance from CCLD.

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NOTIFYING LICENSEES USING THE EVERBRIDGE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-14-CCLD August 10, 2021 PIN 21-14-CCLD TO: ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING FACILITY LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: NOTIFYING LICENSEES USING THE EVERBRIDGE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-14-CCLD provides information on the Everbridge Emergency Notification System and how it will continue to be used to notify licensees in advance of, or during, natural disasters such as wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

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UPDATE REGARDING RESUMPTION OF ANNUAL INSPECTIONS USING THE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (CARE) TOOLS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-35-ASC July 30, 2021 PIN 21-35-ASC (Delayed Implementation of PIN 21-31-ASC) TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATE REGARDING RESUMPTION OF ANNUAL INSPECTIONS USING THE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (CARE) TOOLS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-35-ASC delays implementation of PIN 21-31-ASC, dated July 21, 2021, and announces a temporary delay in the resumption of inspections using the Community Care Licensing Division’s (CCLD) full inspection tools, known as the CARE Tools, which were scheduled to resume on August 1, 2021.

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