To align with District Court operations as announced in District Court’s Notice from the Clerk: Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California announces that it has amended its “Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing” that went into effect on October 1, 2021. The CDC recommends that everyone 18 years and older should receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and recommended booster dose(s) when eligible. Accordingly, the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing has been amended to require that all employees, volunteers, and onsite judiciary contractors receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and stay Up to Date with their COVID-19 vaccines by receiving any booster dose(s) when eligible per CDC recommendations. The Court’s “Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing” becomes effective on February 3, 2022, as follows:
- For purposes of the Court’s amended policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing and in accordance with the CDC, being “Fully Vaccinated” means that two weeks have passed since individuals have completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (either a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)). Staying “Up to Date” means the employee has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. Booster dose eligibility is determined by the recommendations listed on the CDC’s website. A person is considered “boosted” and Up to Date immediately after receiving a booster dose.
- Employees and volunteers who are currently eligible for booster doses per CDC recommendations must receive their booster dose by March 1, 2022. Employees and volunteers who are not currently eligible for booster doses must be in compliance no later than 14 days after the recommended CDC timeframe for receiving their booster dose.
For additional details about the Court’s amended policy, please click here. The policy may be further amended as necessary and will remain in effect until the Court determines otherwise.
KATHLEEN J. CAMPBELL
CLERK OF COURT