California Will Require All Health Care Workers to Get a COVID-19 Booster

FILE – In this April 29, 2021, file photo, students line up to enter Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, N.J. Children are having their noses swabbed or saliva sampled at school to test for the coronavirus. As more children return to school buildings this spring, widely varying approaches have emerged on how and whether to test students and staff members for the virus. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

With coronavirus cases on the rise across the United States, California Governor Newsom made a few additions to the state policy in fighting the pandemic.

“California will require healthcare workers to get their booster. With Omicron on the rise, we’re taking immediate actions to protect Californians and ensure our hospitals are prepared.” Newsom said in a press conference on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, President Biden announced all Americans will be able to get at-home covid tests for free starting in 2022. Biden reminded the general public not to panic due to the surge in coronavirus cases because, “This is not March 2020. 200 million people are fully vaccinated. We’re prepared. We know more. We just have to stay focused.”

Watch the full press conference here.

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