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COVID-19 Information

  • On January 27, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order that extends liability protections to specified licensees participating in the State’s vaccination administration program. It also directs the boards, bureaus and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs that regulate healthcare professionals to prioritize certain investigations relating to vaccine administration. Read the full text of the Executive Order here:
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom has authorized new tax relief and grants to businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The California State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging licensees to determine their eligibility for relief, which includes Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, $500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business, and Increase Funding for the California Rebuilding Fund. For more information, read Governor Newsom’s news release or visit the Business and Employers section of the state’s website.
  • Health Care Workers and Vaccination Requirements

    To further protect vulnerable Californians and health care workers, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently issued two public health orders:

    • The first order requires workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by September 30, 2021.
    • The second public health order directs hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities to verify that visitors are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 in the prior 72 hours before indoor visits.

    Additionally, local public health departments may have or issue orders with vaccination requirements that apply to licensees and settings beyond the California Department of Public Health’s orders.

    Licensees are encouraged to thoroughly read the CDPH public health orders and regularly check their local public health departments website for additional vaccination requirements. To find a local public health department website, visit:  

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