Last updated: 07/01/2021

All Things COVID

*This page is to provide a central area of information about the COVID-19 virus. As data and recommendations are fluid, this page may not have the most up-to-date information. We will make every effort to keep this page updated and accurate but personalized recommendations should come from your own physician and this page should not be construed as medical advice. The upper right hand corner will show when the page was last updated. If you have any suggestions you would like to contribute please email us at hello@bloomprimarycare.com.

Vaccine
Where to get your vaccine

California and San Mateo County has done a great job getting vaccinated. If you have not yet received your vaccine and would like to find out where you can go, go to:

https://myturn.ca.gov

 

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Who is eligible

Great new! If you are 12 and up, you are eligible! If you are 12-17 years of age, you do need a parent/guardian consent. Trials are underway for our younger children. Remember to check in with your physician if you have any past medical history or history of severe medication allergies.

Lost your vaccine card?

The California Department of Public Health has created an online portal for people to access their vaccine information:

https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov

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Where to get tested

Testing remains an important part of controlling COVID-19. 

Who should get tested? Anyone unvaccinated or vaccinated with symptoms of COVID-19. 

Rapid Antigen tests (results within 15 minutes) are good to be used when you have possible COVID symptoms. Thee can be purchased over-the-counter or online.

PCR tests tend to be more accurate. These are preferred for asymptomatic screening and for confirmation of a rapid antigen test.

Tests are very challenging to obtain right now but if you have symptoms, contact your physician. Sutter offers PCR testing for symptomatic patients. 

First reach out to your physician for testing. If that is not an option, go to: 

https://www.smcgov.org/testing.  

If the above list doesn't pan out, try:

https://www.flysfo.com/travel-well/covid-19-testing

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I'm vaccinated. What activities can I do safely?

On June 15, the state of California lifted many restrictions and the economy is fully open. San Mateo County has not added any additional restrictions.

When do you have to mask?

1. Regardless of vaccination status, you have to mask in public transportation (bus, plane, trains), hospitals and shelters per CDC guidelines.

2. Not fully vaccinated: must mask in all INDOOR public settings and mask OUTDOORS in crowded settings.

3. Fully vaccinated people may go unmasked in most settings except those in #1. All workers must follow Cal/OSHA rules.

More details here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx

 

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Travel guidelines

For domestic travel, make sure you are fully vaccinated. Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while on public transportation. You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine after travel unless you have COVID-19 symptoms. If not fully vaccinated and you must travel, follow CDC's recommendations for unvaccinated people:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html#unvaccinated-people

 

For international travel, do NOT travel unless you are fully vaccinated. If you must, follow CDC's guidance on international travel for vaccinated people. Even if you are fully vaccinated, COVID-19 variants vary by country. Check the status of your destination before making plans: 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

If you decide to travel, wear a mask over your nose and mouth while on public transportation. All air passengers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before arrival. After travel, test 3-5 days after arrival and self- monitor for COVID symptoms.