COVID-19

New Vaccine Mandate for IHSS/WPCS Providers

New Vaccine Mandate for IHSS/WPCS Providers

What you need to know now *Updated to reflect the booster mandate as of December 22, 2021. The state of California is making it mandatory for some IHSS/WPCS providers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 30, 2021. The mandate is intended to protect IHSS recipients who receive care from someone outside of their family or household. The vaccine mandate does not apply to most family and/or live-in IHSS providers. If you have a non-family client who does not live with you and you have not yet been vaccinated, you should make plans to get vaccinated as soon as […]

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UDW Hosts Vaccine Sites for Thousands of Essential Workers

UDW Hosts Vaccine Sites for Thousands of Essential Workers

“For me, the vaccine is a matter of life.” Though UDW caregiver and county representative Beatriz Manjarrez is here at UDW’s San Diego Headquarters to get vaccinated, you can see her greeting new arrivals, sanitizing clipboards, and answering questions other members have about their vaccination forms. And that’s what today’s vaccine drive is about: union members helping union members. Manjarrez provides in-home care to her mother and her son, so being able to get the vaccine today brings her peace of mind — not just for herself, but for members of her family who have underlying conditions. “We are essential […]

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UDW members host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

UDW members host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

On February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom came to the UDW San Diego office to join a roundtable discussion hosted by our Executive Director Doug Moore. In an open discussion on the pandemic and its effects on our communities, we made sure the governor understood that the state needs to ensure that people like us and our families are top-of-mind as he and other elected leaders address the pandemic and its economic effects. Executive Director Moore pushed Newsom to provide more vaccines and better access for the most vulnerable and most at risk such as IHSS and child care providers. While […]

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Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

The pandemic is here to stay for a while. Make sure you are protecting yourself and your client. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tragic and scary. Hundreds of thousands of people have died worldwide and in our communities. Every sneeze in public reminds us how easy it would be to catch this deadly virus. This has been a time of grief and fear. But it’s also been, well…boring. And lonely. And stressful. Many of us have been stuck at home while daily life slowed to a standstill: No movies, no restaurants, no church, no public pools, no family vacations. After […]

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Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of in-home caregivers and family child care providers in California, released the following statement from Johanna Hester, assistant executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “We are grateful for Governor Newsom’s continued commitment to family child care providers and the millions of California families that rely on their care. Child care providers are the backbone of California’s economy, and are pivotal to our economic recovery. Not only is Governor Newsom staying the course with these essential frontline workers, he is increasing access to child care […]

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