COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
CA COVID-19 RENT & UTILITY RELIEF: This is for rent owed to your landlord or utility companies due to covid-19 impacts. Visit www.HousingIsKey.com, Call 833-430-2122 or text the word “RENT” to 211-211.
Digital Copy of Your Vaccination Record: If you were vaccinated in California, go to the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal to get a link to your QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.
OCTOBER Bilingual Family Resource Calendar – click here
Need a ride to your Vaccine Appointment? Call 831-316-4310 for a free Lyft code.
General Covid-19 Updates
- County Indoor Mask Mandate Lifted. This change is due to the CDC moving Santa Cruz County to Moderate (yellow) community transmission. Face covering requirements issued by the State of California are still in place. Face coverings and vaccinations continue to be the best ways to protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that masks continue to be worn in all indoor public spaces.
- Santa Cruz County Releases COVID-19 Safety Recommendations for Youth Sports and Activities. The recommendations outline existing requirements and provide additional guidelines for face coverings, vaccinations, testing, transportation, hygiene and more. The guidance is not a legally binding health order, but expert advice for schools, sports leagues, clubs, and other organized activities for youth and children.
- California Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools. COVID-19 vaccines will be required when the vaccine receives full approval from the FDA for middle and high school grades. Students will be required to be vaccinated for in-person learning starting the term following FDA approval for their grade span. The requirement is expected to apply to grades 7-12 starting on July 1, 2022. Additional information can be found here.
- State Expands Worker Vaccine Requirements. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a public health order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in adult and senior care facilities, as well as in-home direct care settings. Workers covered by the order must be fully vaccinated by November 30, 2021. The new vaccine requirements mirror California’s vaccine requirement for healthcare workers. Click here for more information.
- Get tested if you feel sick. Public Health urges everyone to monitor themselves for symptoms. If you feel sick, get tested and self-isolate. Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should follow guidelines from the California Department of Public Health to determine the length of their isolation and quarantine.
- Santa Cruz County Public Health Executive Summaries Now Available. Weekly summaries include current trends, State and Local Health Officer Orders and Guidance, information on vaccines, testing, and more. To view the latest summary, visit the County’s COVID-19 Public Information Page. Available in English and Spanish.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
- Booster Doses Recommended for Certain Individuals. Booster doses are now available to certain people who have completed the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least 6 months ago. These people include those 65 and older, long-term care residents, people with underlying health conditions, and people at risk because of where they work or live. A complete list of eligible individuals can be found here. Booster doses are available through healthcare providers, clinics, and local pharmacies. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not yet approved as a booster dose
- Additional Doses Available for Individuals Who Are Moderately or Severely Immune Compromised. Click here to view a list of qualifying conditions and treatments. Eligible individuals may receive an additional dose at least 28 days after completing the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccine series. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not yet approved as an additional dose.
- Watsonville Vaccine Center. The center continues to offer Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Walk-ins welcome!
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- COVID-19 Vaccine Fliers Available for Download. Visit the Signs and Media Library for downloadable COVID-19 vaccine resources including
- New! What’s the Difference Between a Booster Dose and an Additional Dose? (English, Spanish): Provides information on the purpose of each, eligibility, and when they can be given.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (English, Spanish)
- It’s Important to Get Your Second Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine (English, Spanish).
- Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine (English, Spanish)
- COVID-19 Vaccination: What to Expect (English, Spanish), and
- Building Vaccine Confidence: Communication Tips for Healthcare Providers (English)
- Busting Vaccine Myths (English, Spanish)
General Covid-19 Information
Visit the Public Health Coronavirus Website, including the Signs and Media Library, Employer Webpage, and Informacion en Espanol, for the latest information, updates, and guidance related to COVID-19. Follow us on social media: Visit Santa Cruz County Public Health on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.
New COVID-19 guide
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Health Services Agency COVID-19 Information & Updates
Save Lives Santa Cruz County
COVID-19 United Way Resource Page
COVID-19 Information for Employers