CA CUs: Phase 1C in Vaccine Rollout; NV Identifying Prioritization

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As many credit unions wait for their frontline staff to have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it was announced this week by the California Department of Public Health that financial institutions will be prioritized as Phase 1C (third tier) in the ongoing vaccination distribution to essential workers.

Credit union leaders across California can view who is categorized under Phase 1A and Phase 1B (click on the “When Can I Get Vaccinated” category). This prioritization is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDD) recent recommendation.

In late December the League sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom requesting that credit union tellers, loan officers, and other workers in branches be included in the Phase 1B (second tier) vaccination rollout.

The California Credit Union League still believes California’s credit unions are part of the essential critical infrastructure workforce as frontline employees regularly interact with members and are at the greatest risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus.
The League will continue monitoring the situation and keep you posted as the vaccine continues being distributed in the coming weeks.

Nevada to Identify Priority Groups
Nevada has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form that employers can complete if interested. The form is integrated with the state’s vaccine registration system. Credit unions in the state can fill it out if they want to ensure their staff is offered the vaccine during distribution in the coming weeks and months through prioritized status. Nevada is using this tool to identify priority groups.
Additionally, to gain a better sense of the state’s vaccination rollout plan, you can view the COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Nevada's Playbook for Statewide Operations (Version 2) (published by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public and Behavioral Health).

Additionally, you can see Nevada's four-tier vaccination priority schedule here.

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