California Governor Gavin Newsom announced California will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and some health-care employees. Health-care workers who are unvaccinated will be required to be tested twice per week. They will also have to wear masks. Newsom compared unvaccinated people to drunk drivers saying, “It’s like drunk drivers, you don’t have the right to go out and drink and drive and put everybody else at risk including your own life.”
On Monday the Governor announced the state will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and some health care employees, the Associated Press reported.
State workers will have to provide proof of vaccination or must test weekly by August 2nd.
Health care workers will have until August 23rd to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid tests two times a week.
Health care workers who refuse the vaccine will also be required to wear a mask.