COVID-19 Booster Requirement
On December 22, 2021 the California Department of Public Health released a public health order requiring IHSS and WPCS providers to be fully vaccinated and boosted with the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for IHSS/WPCS Providers
On September 28, 2021 the California Department of Public Health released a public health order, which requires certain In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) providers to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine by November 30, 2021. A provider who lives with their recipient(s) and/or provides services to a family member(s), and provides services to no one else, is not impacted by this Public Health Order. IHSS/WPCS providers who are non-live-in providers who provide services to a recipient who is not their family member are required to be vaccinated.
For more information please visit Public Health Services of San Joaquin County
COVID-19 Medical Accompaniment
Effective 3-15-2021 If you are a recipient who has authorized time for, Medical Accompaniment, you may use those service hours to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. If additional hours are needed or you are not approved for medical accompaniment, but require IHSS services to get your vaccine, the State has developed a special claim form(see attachment). Your provider may be eligible to be paid for up to 4 hours (2 hours per vaccine appointment) and can be claimed retroactive from 1/1/2021. The State has started sending out information and claim forms to recipients.
Please mail completed claim forms to:
San Joaquin County HSA
PO Box 201056
Stockton CA 95297
ATTN IHSS PAYROLL
State COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave
The State COVID-19 supplemental sick leave is set to be in place from 1/1/2022 to 12/30/2022. If a provider is not able to work for one of the following reasons listed in the attached notices they may receive up to 40 hours of pay:
*Attached are the notices that were sent to providers and recipients as well as the claim form*
COVID-19 Vaccines for Homebound Residents
San Joaquin County is now offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for residents who are homebound. Please reference the attached flyer for more information on who qualifies and the link to be added to the contact list.
*Click here to view the flyer.
Public Authority In-Home Supportive Services
San Joaquin County ~ COVID-19 Updated