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State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health

AFL 20-82
October 30, 2020

All Facilities

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Influenza Vaccination and Masking Policy

​​​This AFL is no longer in effect and is for historical purposes only.​

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL informs health care facilities of the CDPH policy requiring all CDPH employees who enter health care facilities as a part of their work to comply with local requirements to minimize the spread of the influenza virus. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for concurrent COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks, CDPH employees must wear a mask whether or not they choose to receive the influenza vaccine when in a health care facility during the annual influenza season. When a CDPH employee receives the influenza vaccine and provides documentation to his or her direct manager, they will receive a sticker (depicted below) for placement on their CDPH identification badge. CDPH employees are expected to show the sticker upon admittance to the health care facility and must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you have any questions regarding the CDPH influenza vaccine and PPE policy or wish to receive further verification of a CDPH employee's influenza vaccine, please contact your local district office.


2020/2021 CDPH
Influenza Verification Sticker 



Original signed by Heidi W. Steinecker

Heidi W. Steinecker
Deputy Director

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