The following is a press release by Mendocino County Public Health:
The Health Officer of Mendocino County has released a new order mandating personnel with patient contact working in healthcare delivery facilities to be masked and employers and operators of healthcare delivery facilities to develop and implement policies strongly recommending seasonal Influenza and Covid-19 vaccinations to their employees.
Vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to prevent severe infection, hospitalization, and death from these viruses. These are strongly recommended for everyone from 6 months and older. High quality and well-fitting masks for employees helps prevent staff from spreading Covid, Influenza, RSV and many other infections to each other and to their patients. This will help preserve the capacity of our health care delivery facilities during the “flu season”.
This order will become effective on November 24 and extend to April 30 of this year and in future years will extend from October 1 through April 30 and continue until rescinded. The order is posted on the Public Health website: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/departments/public-health