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File #: 22-333    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/11/2022 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement between COVID DX LLC and the County of San Mateo for COVID-19 testing of county employees to increase the maximum amount payable under the agreement to $1,350,000 and to extend the term to December 31, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_r_COVID DX Amendement 2.pdf, 2. 20220503_a_COVID DX Amendment 2.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Scott Johnson, Risk Manager

Subject: Amendment to the Agreement between COVID DX LLC and County of San Mateo

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement between COVID DX LLC and the County of San Mateo for COVID-19 testing of county employees to increase the maximum amount payable under the agreement to $1,350,000 and to extend the term to December 31, 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
Identifying positive COVID-19 cases through testing opportunities continues to be a key component of both the State's and the County's pandemic response.
* While California Department of Public Health (CDPH) orders mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in health care settings, such workers who are unable to be vaccinated because of religious or medical exemptions are required to be tested for COVID-19 once or twice a week.
* CDPH orders require that workers in correctional facilities who do not submit proof of vaccination participate in weekly testing.
* California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) regulations require the County to offer testing to any employee who is exposed to COVID-19 at work and to any unvaccinated employee who is symptomatic.
* The County's COVID-19 Vaccine Status Verification and Testing policy required all employees who did not submit proof of vaccination to participate in weekly testing.
Since September 2021, the County has greatly increased testing capacity for County employees to comply with these regulations and policies.

Pursuant to the emergency contracting authority granted by the Board of Supervisors (Resolution 077305 (adopted March 24, 2020), in September 2021, the County executed an Agreement with COVID DX LLC to provide COVID-19 testing kits, swab County employees, submit the specimens for testing, and provide test re...

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