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COVID-19  Information

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Honors IHSS caregivers among our community heroes.

IHSS Care Provider Vaccination Information

The public health order issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires IHSS providers to be fully vaccinated or boosted with the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 1, 2022.  Information regarding the notice can be found here.  It is the responsiblity of the IHSS consumer to ask for the vaccine information of their provider.  Providers do not need to send vaccine information to IHSS or the Public Authority.

Vaccinations are readily available at drop-in clinics, pharamcy/healthcare providers or via the County Health System.  Go here to get more information or book at appointment.

Avoid COVID-19 vaccination scams! Learn more on the Federal Bureau of Investigations website here, or view their flyer here.

IHSS Care Recipients and Providers Can Request Masks and Gloves

As part of the COVID pandemic response, Public Authority Services (PA) has received a limited quantity of Essential Protective Gear (EPG), consisting of masks and gloves, from the State. 
To request a small kit of masks and/or gloves, complete the online Emergency Protective Gear Request form.

Supplies and glove sizes are limited

Emergency Protective Gear, otherwise known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), educational videos

EPG can help protect you and those you are surrounded by from spreading germs and viruses. Here are some educational videos to help you learn the safest methods to avoid contamination when putting on and taking off EPG.
  • Hand washing. here
  • Putting on and removing gloves. here
  • Putting on and removing masks. here
  • See how germs spread. here

More reference information:
  • How to protect yourself.  CDC guidelines here
  • If you think you are sick:  here
  • text the word   coronavirus    to   211211  for Santa Clara county coronavirus updates
  • Call  211 for Santa Clara County coronavirus information.  (details)
  • Santa Clara County public health corona virus information is here   English | 中文 | Español | Tiếng Việt| Tagalog​​
  • California Dept of Public Health Guidance information here 
  • Find National Council on Aging COVID-19 Information for older adults and caregivers (English) here 
  • Find National Council on Aging COVID-19 National Council on Aging COVID-19 Info (Spanish) here
  • An online training class: Covid-19: A Guide for Direct Care Workers