California requires state employees and health workers to show proof of COVID vaccination – .

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California requires state employees and health workers to show proof of COVID vaccination – .



California became the first state to require all state employees and healthcare workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly, as the highly infectious delta variant leads to a surge in news coronavirus infections.

According to new guidelines announced Monday in Oakland by Gov. Gavin Newsom, state officials must either show proof of vaccination or undergo regular testing and wear a mask indoors.

“Too many people have chosen to live with this virus,” Newsom said. “We are at a point in this pandemic where an individual’s choice not to be vaccinated now impacts the rest of us in deep, devastating and deadly ways.”

Previously, government officials and public and private health workers could “self-certify” their immunization status.

California plans to implement the new health order on August 9, with full compliance expected by August 21.


Newsom said 246,000 Californians are government employees, and added, “246,000 Californians should be vaccinated.”

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