LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Amid growing daily case rates of COVID-19 and increased hospitalizations, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office announced Tuesday that the state will require healthcare workers to get a booster shot.
The announcement came on his social media channels with the post on Twitter saying, “California will require healthcare works to get a COVID-19 booster. Omicron is spreading rapidly and we must do all we can to keep staff at hospitals and medical facilities healthy and safe to protect Californians during a potential winter surge.”READ MORE: Garcetti Nominates LAFD’s First Ever Female Fire Chief
Full details of the mandate are expected to be released during a formal announcement Wednesday at a COVID testing site in Alameda County.READ MORE: $50,000 Reward For Information Offered In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found Stabbed
According to the governor’s office, Newsom will also announce “new state actions to protect Californians amid increasing COVID-19 case rates and
The state in August issued a first-in-the-nation requirement for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate required them to receive their second dose by Sept. 30.
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California will require healthcare workers to get a COVID-19 booster.
Omicron is spreading rapidly and we must do all we can to keep staff at hospitals and medical facilities healthy and safe to protect Californians during a potential winter surge.
More to come tomorrow.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) December 22, 2021
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