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COVID

With COVID-19 still very much a part of our lives today, it’s imperative we are proactive in the protection of our employees and clients. 24 Hour Home Care has been taking preventive measures against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to keep our caregivers, clients and our families safe and we appreciate everything our caregivers have already done to adapt during this challenging time.

As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we believe in the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for all our caregivers, who continue to embody our “why” of impacting lives by making a difference every day. As your health and safety continue to be our priority, we’ve provided convenient access to resources and information related to COVID-19 below.

Latest Update

Los Angeles County Vaccine Mandate: On August 12, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a Health Officer Order requiring that healthcare workers working in L.A. County be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021, which includes home care workers. This mandate applies to all Senior Care home care workers (home care aides or “HCAs”). Exemptions to this requirement will be allowed only for qualifying medical or religious reasons, and exempt workers must be COVID-19 tested at least once a week beginning September 30th. vaccination@24hrcares.com.

Caregivers Requirements

1. Weekly Testing Requirement:

Beginning September 30th, as mandated, LA County Senior Care caregivers who are not vaccinated and have been approved for a vaccine exemption will be required to submit negative covid test results on weekly basis, or two times per week, depending on their work setting.

Click Here to find your nearest test-site.

2. Mask Requirement:

Caregivers must continue to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

Email Safety@24hrcares.com to request protective gear (masks/gloves/face shields).

Are You Vaccine Hesitant?

If you are still on the fence about the vaccine, we encourage you to listen to your public health experts and speak with your health providers. Over the past year 24 Hour Home Care has hosted informational webinars with infectious disease experts.

Click Here to watch recordings of those webinars.

As an essential health care worker you are at increased risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others simply due to the nature of your day-to-day work. Caregivers typically work in client homes and within close contact with clients, usually within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.

Getting an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine not only protects you against a deadly COVID-19 reaction, but it also protects your colleagues, household members, and vulnerably clients.

Side Effects

The most common vaccine side effects are arm pain in the arm, exhaustion, headaches, body aches, chills, and fever.

Side effects of contracting COVID and not being vaccinated include fever, cough, fatigue, sore throat, congestion, vomiting or nausea, trouble breathing, chest pain, confusion, hospitalization and death.

Additional Safety Protocols

Stopping a pandemic requires us to use all the tools available. This includes wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from people who don’t live with you, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, washing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated.

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have tested positive, please notify your office as soon as possible. Here is additional guidance to keep you safe.

Guidance When: Un-vaccinated or
Unknown Status
Vaccinated
Indoors Masks Required Masks Required
Outdoors Masks Required Masks Required
Confirmed COVID-19+ Result Self-Quarantine Required Self-Quarantine Required
In Groups Social Distancing Recommended Social Distancing Recommended
Traveling Self-Quarantine Optional;
COVID Test may be required
Self-Quarantine Optional
Exposed to COVID-19 Elsewhere Self-Quarantine Optional;
COVID Test may be required
Quarantine Optional

Resources and Information About COVID for Website

  1. City of LA
    https://coronavirus.lacity.org/resources
  2. LA County Department of Public Health
    http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
  3. State of California
    https://covid19.ca.gov/
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  5. World Health Organization (WHO)
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
  6. Multi-lingual for translation of COVID-19 info
    https://www.translatecovid.org/
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