COVID Info Update

Posted January 19, 2022

Hope everyone is safe and healthy,

Lately I have been receiving notice from the employers on the exposures in either the Paint departments or in the facilities you may work in, so I started to look for important information for the members to keep themselves and their families safe.

This highly contagious omicron variant has been spreading through our communities and work places, Vaccinations and Boosters provide the best protections against severe illness from the different Variants. Testing is important to slowing the spread of Covid-19 these are called Rapid antigen home tests, rapid Covid tests or self-test, under the guidance of the Biden administration Health plans such as Kaiser will be reimbursing members who purchased these home test before January 15th 2022 all they need to do is to submit a reimbursement form obtained through Kaisers website.

Currently Kaiser is working to make them available to its members through mail order staring January 19th 2022 members can request free rapid antigen test without shipping fees from the Federal Government.

As a reminder if you plan on gathering with friends or family with unvaccinated children, older individuals, and those who are immunocompromised Rapid antigen home test are the fasts and easiest way to get a quick result.

Stay Safe everyone!

Richard Morales
Business Representative-District Council 16
Auto, Marine & Specialty Painters
Local Union 1176


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