接種加強劑為企業及員工提供諸多好處

加強劑已經被批准並推薦為12歲及以上的人士接種。已滿12歲並接種過輝瑞(Pfizer)疫苗者及已滿18歲並接種過莫德納(Moderna)疫苗者,在完成初始針劑注射五個月後就有資格接種加強劑。

我們鼓勵強生疫苗接種者在接種第一劑兩個月後就去接種加強劑。訪問MyTurn.ca.gov或撥打833-422-4255來查找您附近的加強劑。

這對企業和員工們都是極有好處的。依據加州公共衛生部的要求,倘若與COVID陽性者有近距離接觸,接種過疫苗及加強劑或最近剛接種過疫苗的無症狀者可以不用隔離。他們仍然應該在與COVID陽性者接觸之後的第五天去做檢測,並佩戴口罩十天。

加州公共衛生部也規定,尚未接種過疫苗的人若與COVID-19檢測呈陽性者近距離接觸,將會被要求進行隔離。即使他們檢測呈陰性,也必須隔離五天並且遵循州政府的指導

我們已經知道接種疫苗及加強劑可以預防COVID-19引起的嚴重疾病、住院及死亡。現在,我們可以加上如下這些好處:接種加強劑也可以讓無症狀者免除隔離,並避免可能因此導致的誤工與收入損失以及錯過其他重要的事情。

小企業主們可以放心,接種過疫苗和加強劑或最近剛接種過疫苗的員工只要沒有COVID-19症狀就會被允許繼續上班。我們知道當雇員接種疫苗和加強針後,小企業就可以安全的開放。這就是為什麼我們鼓勵每個人都去接種疫苗及加強劑。齊心協力,我們可以保護自己親人的健康與安全,並保證加州的企業可以蓬勃發展。

預約接種疫苗或加強劑,請訪問MyTurn.ca.gov或撥打1-833-422-4255。有超過250種語言的援助為您提供。

# # # Pat Fong Kushida加州亞太商會的主席兼首席執行官。她自1998年起擔任沙加緬度亞太商會(SACC)的主席兼首席執行官,同時也是成立於2010的加州亞太商會(CAPCC)的主席兼首席執行官。 Pat是一位有著遠見卓識的企業家領袖,她致力於發展加州多元化族裔的商業社區,並為亞太裔商業組織的繁榮創造經濟發展機會。CalAsian商會成立於2010年,旨在為加州超過60萬家亞太裔所擁有的企業發聲。今天,CalAsian商會是加州最大的全州性的少數族裔商會,其使命是在整個加利福尼亞州境內發展壯大亞太裔商業社區。請訪問calasiancc.org瞭解更多資訊

Pat Fong Kushida撰稿

With many California small businesses still recovering amid the ongoing pandemic, many owners worry about keeping their businesses open, especially if employees are required to quarantine after exposure to someone with COVID-19. We believe the solution is clear: to stay safe and stay open, small business owners must encourage employees to get vaccinated and get their COVID-19 booster as soon as they are eligible.

First and foremost, boosters save lives. Our employees and customers are our family, and as small business owners, we should do everything we can to encourage healthy and safe behavior. Vaccines and boosters are proven to keep your immunity strong and protect you and your loved ones from being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19, including the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

Boosters are authorized and recommended for all persons 12 and older. Individuals 12+ who received the Pfizer vaccine and individuals 18+ who received the Moderna vaccine are eligible for a booster five months after their initial full series was completed. Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients are encouraged to get boosted two months after their first vaccination.

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255 to find a booster near you.

The benefits to businesses and workers are significant. In the event of close contact with a COVID-positive person, asymptomatic people who are vaccinated and boosted, or recently vaccinated, can skip quarantine, according to the California Department of Public Health. They should still test on day five after their contact with the COVID-positive individual, and mask for 10 days.

Unvaccinated people who come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine, also in accordance with the California Department of Public Health. Even if they test negative, they must quarantine for five days and follow state guidance.

We already know that getting vaccinated and boosted prevents serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Now, we can add to the list of benefits: getting boosted also prevents asymptomatic people from having to quarantine, potentially missing work and income, as well as missing out on other important events.

Small business owners can rest assured that employees who are vaccinated and boosted or recently vaccinated are allowed to stay on the job, provided they have no symptoms of COVID-19. We know that when employees are vaccinated and boosted, small businesses can stay open safely. This is all the more reason to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. Together, we can protect the health and safety of loved ones and ensure California’s businesses can thrive.

To schedule an appointment for a vaccination or a booster, visit MyTurn.ca.gov, or call 1-833-422-4255. Support is available in more than 250 languages.

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Pat Fong Kushida is the President & CEO of CalAsian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and also serves as President/CEO of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) since 1998, and President/CEO of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC) formed in 2010. Pat is a known as a visionary, entrepreneurial leader dedicated to strengthening California’s ethnically diverse business community and create economic development opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander business organizations to prosper. The CalAsian Chamber was founded in 2010 to give a voice to the over 600,000 AAPI- owned businesses in California. Today, the CalAsian Chamber is the largest statewide ethnic chamber in California, with the mission to grow and empower the AAPI business community throughout California. Visit calasiancc.org to learn more.

By Pat Fong Kushida

President & CEO

CalAsian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

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