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Vaccination Information by Jurisdiction (as of 1/27/21)

RAMW Updates: We are diligently asking questions about phased vaccinations in all our local jurisdictions and are in conversation to understand what steps employers may need to take, versus individuals, in different localities. We are also seeking details on what verification is needed by employees to prove they work in the industry as they go to register for an appointment when available to them. 

This document from the National Restaurant Association Law Center addresses the legal questions that could be raised if a restaurant wishes to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.

Información sobre la vacuna COVID-19 en español:

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Update as of 1/27/2021

All 740 available appointments made available Friday, January 22, 2021 were filled. More appointments will be released this Thursday for District residents 65 and older in priority zip codes and/or residents who work in a health care setting. sign up for alerts via email or text for future announcements. Visit vaccinate.dc.gov for more options for vaccination.

Currently demand for the vaccine in DC is much higher than the supply we are receiving from federal government. Mayor Bowser and DC Health continue to advocate for the federal government to send more vaccine so that we can meet the high demand for it and protect the lives of our residents and our workforce.

If you are not 65 and older and/or do not work in a health care setting in DC, please sign up for alerts via email or text for future announcements.

District of Columbia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to turn in an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Oct. 16, 2020. These plans are living documents and will change over time as we learn more about the vaccines and determine the most equitable way to distribute them.

  • Vaccine Program Phases with Tiers
  • Vaccination Registration

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Restaurant Workers are Phase 1c, Tier 1

As of 1/25/21, Current Phase of Vaccination is Phase 1b, Tier 2

  • Vaccination appointments are only available for workers in health care settings and District residents 65 years of age and older. 

  • To schedule an appointment, please visit vaccinate.dc.gov or call the District’s call center at 855-363-0333. 

  • The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7pm and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

WHEN FOODSERVICE WORKERS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP:

Phase 1b, Tier 3 - Includes Food manufacturing and distribution

Phase 1c, Tier 1 - Essential employees including staff working in foodservice*

*The District indicated that Phase 1c, Tier 1 will hopefully be opening for appointments on February 1, but this is contingent on availability of vaccines as they move through prior phases. 

It is recommended that you submit your email address or mobile phone and you will receive an email or text message when the registry opens to additional populations.

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

Estimated February 1, but this is contingent on availability of vaccines as they move through prior phases.

When Phase 1c, Tier 1 is announced as eligible to make appointments, individuals should visit vaccinate.dc.gov or call the District’s call center at 855-363-0333. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7pm and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.


Location: Prince George’s County, MD

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE as of 1/27/2021

The County is currently in Phase 1C of its COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan.

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE 1/25/2021
The County has entered Phase 1C for pre-registration. At this time, we are asking all County residents and those who work in the County, who are in 1C, to make sure you have filled out a pre-registration form. The County Health Department is vaccinating people in Phases 1A and 1B. Those in 1C who have pre-registered will receive appointments as they become available, which we anticipate could take several weeks or longer. Those who have signed up for appointments who do not live or work in the County will not receive a vaccination at our County sites, and their appointments are being canceled. You must provide proof of residency or proof of employment at the time of appointment.

The following individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B:  

  • Adults ages 75 and up  
  • Assisted living and other congregate settings (including staff and residents of homeless shelters)   
  • Education/Childcare Sector (teachers and support staff, higher education, child care workers)  
  • Government continuity of operations  

Individuals who were eligible to receive vaccinations in Phase 1A and still have not received the vaccine should fill out the pre-registration form as well. 

Anyone who lives or work in Prince George’s County who does not fall into Phase 1A or Phase 1B should still fill out the pre-registration form. Based on your responses, you will be notified of eligibility when the County moves into future phases of vaccine distribution, and as appointments become available, you will receive a link with instructions on how to schedule your vaccine appointment. 

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Foodservice Workers are Phase 2
PHASE 2: Critical Infrastructure Personnel & At-risk Populations
January - April: Phase 1: Healthcare Workers, Essential Personnel, & At-risk Populations

April - May: Phase 2: Critical Infrastructure Personnel & At-risk Populations
This includes foodservice workers. 

May-June: Phase 3: General Population

Prioritization of those vaccinated in each phase is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as state guidance and is subject to change. A person’s eligibility to receive the vaccine is based on the current distribution phase the County is in.

WHEN FOODSERVICE WORKERS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP:
Phase 2: Critical Infrastructure Personnel and at-risk populations, April-May 2021

When the county announces Phase 2 as eligible to make appointments, individuals will be required to sign up for an appointment at a vaccination clinic through the State of Maryland’s vaccine website: marylandvax.org/

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

When you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you will be able to register for an appointment at a Prince George’s County vaccination site near you by visiting marylandvax.org


Location: Montgomery County, MD

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/priority.html

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Foodservice workers are in Priority Phase 1C, Tier 3

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE as of 1/27/21:

At this time, the federal government is giving Maryland approximately 10,000 doses per day for over 1.5 million people who are eligible. SUPPLY IS VERY LIMITED, especially as the vaccine is becoming available to more people. PLEASE BE PATIENT as the available supply of the vaccine in Maryland works to catch up to the demand. The vaccine will eventually be available to all Marylanders.

Montgomery County has moved to phase 1B, Tier 1.  

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Foodservice workers are in Priority Phase 1C, Tier 3

Progress through the tiers depends on the vaccine deliveries received from the State of Maryland and the federal government.

WHEN FOODSERVICE WORKERS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP:

  • You must live or work in Montgomery County to receive a vaccine dose at our clinics.
  • You must preregister to make an appointment.  Preregister
  • You will not receive an appointment right away after preregistering. You will receive regular updates from us about setting up appointments.
  • Your appointment link will be just for you. Do not share it with other people.

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

  • Individuals must pre-register before being able to make an appointment.
    It is recommended that all phases pre-register even before their phase is announced. 

  • As you become eligible AND vaccine is available, then you will be contacted by Montgomery County with instructions to schedule an appointment. 

Sign up for email/text Vaccine Updates here

Montgomery County will announce which groups are eligible through: 

When it is time for your second dose, we will send you a reminder and appointment information.


Location:  Arlington County, VA

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccination-faqs/

Update as of 1/27/2021

Many groups of people in Arlington County are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1a and Phase 1b of the Commonwealth’s vaccination plan. However, vaccine supply remains limited in Virginia and across the country.


Vaccine appointments are being scheduled for the follow groups—as long as vaccine doses are available:
Healthcare Personnel; Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities; People aged 75 and older; PreK-12 Teachers/Staff and Childcare Employees; some Frontline Essential Workers: Police, Fire, and Hazmat; Corrections Facilities; and Homeless Shelters

The following groups are eligible to pre-register and will be invited to schedule an appointment as vaccine supplies increase:
People aged 65 through 74 years; People aged 16 through 64 years with underlying high-risk medical conditions and disabilities; Food and Agriculture Workers, including Veterinarians; Manufacturing; Grocery Store Workers; Public Transit Workers; Mail Carriers; and Officials needed to maintain continuity of government.

Organizations and individuals who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine should pre-register online.

If you have questions or require assistance with vaccine pre-registration, please call the County’s COVID-19 Hotline at 703-228-7999.

All other essential workers part of Phase 1c (as defined by VDH) AND the general public are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Organizations and employers may pre-register for vaccination and they will be notified when it is time to make a vaccination appointment.

NOTE: The vaccines currently in trials have not yet been studied in children younger than 16. They will not be available to that age group until more information is available.

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Phase 1b, however VA is taking a tiered approach and it is not clear what tier foodservice workers are in. 

In Virginia, you can sign up with the Virginia Department of Health to be notified when you are eligible to be vaccinated. Click here to sign up. 

On January 8, Virginia Department of Health announced that Arlington could begin to distribute the COVID vaccine to people in Group 1b. Distribution to Group 1a continues, but the announcement allows more flexibility to speed up vaccine distribution.

Group 1a: Healthcare Personnel and Residents and Staff of Long Term Care Facilities

Group 1b: Persons aged 75 and older; Police, Fire, and Hazmat; Corrections and homeless shelter workers; Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff; Food and Agriculture (this includes restaurant workers.); Manufacturing; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers; Mail carriers (USPS and private); Officials needed to maintain continuity of government.

As part of the Virginia Department of Health, the Arlington County Public Health Division (ACPHD) is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to those priority groups identified in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

  • A specific date has not yet been announced, but Arlington is moving quickly through Phase 1b right now, as of 1/14/21. Foodservice workers are in Phase 1b, but in a later tier and the date has not been announced yet.
  • Arlington County has created a set of pre-registration forms to prepare for upcoming phases. These pre-registration forms identify the demand for the vaccine; they do not register individuals for shots.
  • Employers: Each organization should submit the form once on behalf of all staff covered in the priority groups. All covered employees who work in Arlington will be eligible to receive vaccines in Arlington when their priority group is called, regardless of whether the individuals live in Arlington, DC, Maryland, or elsewhere in Virginia. In completing the below forms, please count all essential workers in your organization. You may estimate if you do not know the exact number.

WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO DO:
Employers with employees in any of the priority groups 1a, 1b, or 1c should register here: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6130372/COVID-19-Vaccination-Registration-for-Arlington-Essential-Workers
*Individual Essential Workers should work with their employers to pre-register the organization


Location:  Fairfax County, VA

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine

Update as of 1/27/2021

The Health Department is offering vaccination registration to adults ages 65+; health care personnel; and people ages 16-64 with underlying medical conditions

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: Foodservice workers are in Phase 1b, however VA is taking a tiered approach and it is not clear what tier foodservice workers are in. 

In Virginia, you can sign up with the Virginia Department of Health to be notified when you are eligible to be vaccinated. Click here to sign up. 

Beginning Monday, January 11, 2020, the following 1b groups are eligible for vaccination in the Fairfax Health District:

  1. Adults 75+

  2. People living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps

  3. Police, fire and hazmat (Frontline Essential Worker Group Priority #1)

  4. Corrections and homeless shelter workers (Frontline Essential Worker Group Priority #2)

Fairfax County school staff and teacher vaccinations begin January 16. And those 65+ or with a medical condition are eligible starting January 18.  

Dates for the other Phase 1b frontline essential workers categories will be announced in the future. This will include foodservice workers.  

Note: For vaccinations, the Fairfax Health District includes:  City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon, Town of Vienna, and Fairfax County

WHEN FOODSERVICE WORKERS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP:
As of 1/14/21, Fairfax County is in Phase 1b. Dates for the other Phase 1b frontline essential workers categories will be announced in the future.

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:
Once it is announced that Food & Agriculture are eligible, eligible individuals will register online here:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Once someone has submitted their information online, the Health Department will contact the individual to schedule an appointment.  It will take a number of weeks to get through each phase, but the registration is in queue and the individual will be contacted to schedule an appointment as vaccine supply and appointments become available.


Location:  City of Alexandria, VA

VACCINATION INFO SITE: https://www.alexandriava.gov/health/info/default.aspx?id=119270

Update as of 1/27/2021

Organizations and individuals who qualify should use the pre-registration link above. Anyone experiencing difficulty with the form may call the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that AHD is experiencing high call volume and there may be some delays in our response. Please be patient.

If you previously registered for vaccination as part of Phase 1c there is no need to register again, we will be contacting registrants on a rolling basis.

Members of your household may become eligible at different times, depending on their employment location, occupation, age, and health condition. Vaccination phases may vary by jurisdiction. 

PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE: The City of Alexandria is currently in Phase 1A and 1B, as of 1/14/21. Foodservice workers are in Phase 1b, however VA is taking a tiered approach and it is not clear what tier foodservice workers are in. 

WHEN AND HOW DO FOODSERVICE WORKERS REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:
Those who will be eligible for vaccination as part of Phase 1b should fill out the registration form now to register, but they will not be able to make a vaccination appointment until Alexandria enters the appropriate tier of the Phase.

In Virginia, you can sign up with the Virginia Department of Health to be notified when you are eligible to be vaccinated. Click here to sign up. 

Anyone experiencing difficulty with the form may call the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that AHD is experiencing high call volume and there may be some delays in our response. If you previously registered for vaccination as part of Phase 1c there is no need to register again. The City will be contacting registrants on a rolling basis.