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.
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. email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
COVID Test may be required
|Exposed to COVID-19 Elsewhere||Self-Quarantine Optional;
COVID Test may be required
Resources and Information About COVID for Website
- City of LA
- LA County Department of Public Health
- State of California
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Multi-lingual for translation of COVID-19 info
- LA County
- At home testing
- Rite Aid