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Gov. issues statewide order to “shelter in place”

Gov. issues statewide order to “shelter in place”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide “shelter in place” order in an effort to slow the spread of COVID 19 that goes into place at 12:00am on March 20, 2020. What this means: Californians should stay at home except for essential needs — you may still go out for groceries and gas, medical appointments, and trips to the bank, your pharmacy, or laundromat. Those who provide essential services, including IHSS, should continue to do our jobs. Unless you are sick or showing symptoms of infection, you should continue to care for your IHSS client. All public events and […]

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Caregivers Guide to Sheltering in Place

Caregivers Guide to Sheltering in Place

As of 12 a.m., March 20, the entire state of California has been directed to “shelter in place” to slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Sheltering in place is an emergency management term which means everyone except for those performing essential services must stay home and only leave home for activities such as shopping for food and medical appointments. IHSS caregiving is an essential service. If you are an IHSS provider, continue to care for your client unless either of you show symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19. If you are infected with the virus […]

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California must act now to protect IHSS providers and clients during COVID-19 crisis

California must act now to protect IHSS providers and clients during COVID-19 crisis

As a union of over 116,000 home care providers, we are truly frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the world and changing all of our daily lives. IHSS providers work in the homes of high-risk individuals—and many of us are high risk ourselves. Many of us can’t “shelter in place”, practice “social distancing” or simply stay at home and wait it out; our clients are depending on us and we can’t afford to go unpaid. That’s why UDW is responding to this emergency by calling on the state of California to take immediate, direct action to address […]

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Victory for Child Care Providers!

Victory for Child Care Providers!

As we began to see schools around the state shutdown, we knew immediately that child care providers would quickly become overwhelmed. We also knew that as more and more people were sent home from work, some would find themselves losing children, and wondering if they would still get paid. Our union, CCPU quickly organized and starting demanding the state come up with solutions to ensure that we could not only care for the possible influx of children, but that those would may lose children would be paid. And we did it! Thanks to the hard work of members like you, […]

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Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION>>> IHSS and WPCS Providers are considered essential workers and should continue to provide services to their recipients. If asked for proof,  you can provide your pay stub or pay history in the Electronic Services Portal if needed. For more information visit here. We know that Seniors, children, and people with chronic illnesses are some of the most at-risk during cold and flu season, so it makes sense that caregivers like us are especially worried about the recent coronavirus outbreak. Thankfully, there are some fairly simple ways we can protect our clients and combat the spread of the illness […]

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