Historical Correspondence

Mandatory Vaccination/Testing Policy – Effective August 9, 2021

Date: August 9, 2021
To: All ABC Employees (not currently vaccinated)
From: Kathy L. Tucker, Chief Operating Officer
Subject: Mandatory Vaccination or Testing Policy for Unvaccinated Employees
Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing policy effective August 9, 2021 per California’s Public Orders dated July 26 and August 5, 2021. See https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Unvaccinated-Workers-In-High-Risk-Settings.aspx.

In accordance with Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients/client families and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the executive leadership team reviewed recommendations from the Health and Human Services Agency/California Department of Public Health and other organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and local health officials.

In the period August 9 through September 29, 2021, all unvaccinated employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19. (See attached CDPH State Health Officer Order – July 26, 2021) All employees must be vaccinated no later than September 30, 2021, or they must have obtained an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons and be tested weekly per the Governor’s Order. (See CDPH State Health Officer Order - August 5, 2021) Unvaccinated employees will be paid for the time needed to take the COVID-19 test weekly and/or to receive the COVID-19 vaccination through September 30, 2021. Please follow the prompts that will allow you to indicate your vaccination information. This link must be used to update or create a record of compliance under this policy.

If you are seeking a medical or religious accommodation, it can be located at Accommodation Request. Upon completing the accommodation form, please send the form to ABCFORANSWERS@appliedbehavior.com. Your Accommodation request will be reviewed within 72 hours.

Information on how and where you can receive your vaccination can be found by using this link https://myturn.ca.gov/.

Should you have any questions regarding this new policy, please contact the ABC Advisor at (916) 361-9987.