Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Beyond the Blueprint (Effective June 15, 2021)


For data on COVID-19 Cases and Vaccinations in Solano County please visit the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard page (in English & Spanish).

Biden Administration Announces Details of Two Major Vaccination Policies: The Biden Administration announced two policies to fight COVID-19 that will drive even more progress and result in millions of Americans getting vaccinated, protecting workers, preventing hospitalization, saving lives, and strengthening the economy.

First, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis. The OSHA rule will also require that these employers provide paid-time for employees to get vaccinated, and ensure all unvaccinated workers wear a face mask in the workplace. OSHA has a strong 50-year record of requiring employers to take common sense actions to prevent workers from getting sick or injured on the job. This rule will cover 84 million employees.

Second, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services announced a requirement that health care workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid are fully vaccinated. The rule applies to more than 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 health care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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CA COVID-19 Rent Relief : Solano County partnered with Catholic Charities on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the program ended on August, 1st. The state's COVID-19 rent relief continues to be open. For more information visit: https://housing.ca.gov/

Everyday Life in The Community 

(October 25, 2021 update) COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People:
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People CDPH supports these updated guidance documents, and recommendations are summarized below. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities they did before the pandemic. Fully vaccinated persons remain subject to additional requirements in particular settings, such as healthcare, K12 schools and childcare, and high-risk congregate settings.

Additionally, masks for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, churches, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public) are essential to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Vaccination Verification Guidance for Businesses, Venues or Hosts

In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:

  • Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are fully vaccinated or meet an approved masking exemption prior to entry.
  • Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
  • Require all patrons to wear masks

No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

The local Health Order has been lifted and there will be no additional restrictions imposed in Solano. California will keep a close eye on COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates over the holidays.

Update (10/22/2021): FDA Booster Expansion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amending the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose as follows:

  • The use of a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to individuals:

    • 65 years of age and older
    • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
    • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2
  • The use of a single booster dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary regimen to individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • The use of each of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster dose in eligible individuals following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine.
  • To clarify that a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to individuals 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

For the complete media statement from the CDC please visit, CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots.

Update (10/20/2021): Holiday Guidance. The Solano County guidance for celebrating holiday traditions safely during COVID-19 is available here.


Just remember to be patient with your fellow citizens, business owners, and public employees. It will take time for people to adjust, and we ask that you respect everyone’s individual right to decide how to move forward at a pace that they are comfortable with. Visit the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website for more information on how to protect yourself and your family.

Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (DCVR) Troubleshooting

The State of California's Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (DCVR) Portal allows Californians to download their COVID-19 vaccination record. In order for you to obtain your record:

COVID-19 vaccination information must have been submitted to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2, SDIR, and RIDE) by your vaccination provider
All the information you enter into the DCVR Portal must match your record in the registry


To update or add your contact information, please use our
Troubleshooting Form.

If your record still isn’t found, you may need to correct or update your immunization record. Follow the troubleshooting tips at cdph.ca.gov/covidvaccinerecord or call 833-422-4255

Vaccine Record Guidelines & Standards for both employers and individuals can be found at the CDPH Website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Vaccine-Record-Guidelines-Standards.aspx

See below and on the California Department of Public Health Beyond the Blueprint Website for more information on Employers & Businesses, Face Covering, Vaccination & Testing, Events & Travel, Schools, Community Resources, What to do if positive or exposed, and Healthcare Settings.

Related Materials:

Beyond the Blueprint Q&A | California is open-What does this mean? Flyer | Face Coverings Q&A | Staying Ready – California’s COVID-19 Preparedness & Equity Strategies

Face Covering

All Californians will continue to follow State masking guidelines:

Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

  • On public transit[1] (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools[2], childcare[3]
  • Emergency shelters[4] and cooling centers[5]

    Masks are required for all individuals, in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status (and surgical masks are recommended):

    • Healthcare settings[6]
    • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers[7]
    • Homeless shelters[8]
    • Long Term Care Settings[9] & Adult and Senior Care Facilities[10]
    • Additionally, masks are required* for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

      4. Exemptions:

      The following specific settings are exempt from face covering requirements:

      • Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household,
      • Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room,
      • Persons who are obtaining a medical or cosmetic service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service,
      • Workers who wear respiratory protection, or
      • Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance.

      · The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:

      • Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
      • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.*
      • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
      • Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

      *Note: Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.

      Related Materials: Face Coverings Fact sheet (PDF) | Face Mask Tips and Resources | Face Shields Q&A (PDF) | All Guidance | More Languages

      Businesses & Employers

      Although the California Economy will be fully reopened on June 15, 2021 it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection will continue to remain until we reach community immunity from vaccinations.

      On June 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to end social distancing and face covering requirements for vaccinated employees in the workplace. On this same day, Governor Newsom signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect immediately.

      CalOSHA is a stand-alone entity and not governed by the CDC or CDPH guidance. Employers are required to follow CalOSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards to prevent exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. These standards apply to most workers in California not covered by CalOSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard.

      Cal/OSHA has launched a call center to assist workers with questions specifically related to COVID-19.

      The Cal/OSHA Call Center number is:
      833-579-0927

      Employers are required to notify local public health agencies of all workplace outbreaks, which are defined as three or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees who live in different households within a two-week period. Employers must notify local public health agencies of outbreaks within 48 hours of becoming aware of the number of cases that meets the definition of an outbreak. The employer must notify the local public health agency in the jurisdiction of the worksite of the names, phone number, occupation, and worksite of employees who may have COVID-19 or who are under a COVID-19 isolation order from a public health official. Employers must also report the business address and NAICS industry code of the worksite where the infected or quarantined individuals work. An employer that has an outbreak subject to these provisions must continue to give notice to the local health department of any subsequent laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite. COVID-19 workplace reporting form

      Events & Travel

      Some public health measures will remain for mega events, which include 5,000+ people indoors or 10,000+ outdoors. Think concerts, sporting events, festivals, and conventions. Mega events are high risk for spreading COVID-19 because they attract people from around the world, and people gather in crowds.

      Indoor mega event attendees will be required to confirm proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 status to attend. Outdoor mega event attendees will be strongly encouraged to do so but not required.

      For more information on events visit
      California Department of Public Health Beyond the Blueprint Website.

      Travel: Please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/CA-is-Open-Travel-Guidelines.pdf for more information

      Schools

      COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California (including extracurricular activities), 2021-22 School Year: Please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx for more information.

      For the Solano Public Health’s guidance regarding suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases and exposures in school settings, visit the Quick Guide for Schools.

      The Youth Sports and Extracurricular Activities Guidance (excluding K-12 school-based extracurricular activities): Solano Public Health’s guidance and recommendations regarding youth sports and extracurricular activities and acts as a supplement to the CDPH guidance for K-12 schools. The purpose of this guidance is to reduce the incidence and spread of COVID-19 infection in our communities by supporting a safer environment for all who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. Following this guidance is important regardless of vaccination rates among adults or children.

      Daycares and Preschools

      Please visit https://solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=35409 for guidance about daycares and preschools.

      Community Resources

      Please visit https://solano.networkofcare.org/aging/content.aspx?cid=9313 for more information

      What to do if positive or exposed

      Please visit https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/coronavirus_links/faq___isolation_and_exposure.asp for more information

      Health Care

      Please visit the CDPH Licensing & Certification Program All Facilities Letters website for more information(note: letters that were issued in 2020 and have been updated as of June 2021 are included in the 2020 AFL list).

      Contact

      Coronavirus Warmline
      Solano County has a warm line to answer questions
      about COVID-19:
      M-F 9am-5pm. Call
      707-784-8988
      Questions? Email us at
      [email protected]

      Vaccine Assistance
      For vaccination scheduling assistance (including for home-bound individuals), and vaccination transportation assistance please call 707-784-8655 M-F 9am-5pm.

      Additional Resources
      Solano Public Health Facebook:
      @SolanoCountyPH
      State of California website: covid19.ca.gov
      CDC: cdc.gov/covid19