In an Aug. 2 internal memo released anonymously to The Epoch Times, UCSD Health stated, “given the current environment,” the badge tags are an important update to COVID-19 protocols.
According to the memo, the badge tags will provide a “visual cue regarding a team member’s vaccination status,” and will be available this week for all vaccinated employees.
“There will also be a special thank you to recognize all employees for your hard work,” the memo added.
Obtaining a badge tag will require proof of vaccination, the memo added. However, if employees don’t have any vaccine verifications, “we will evaluate CDC vaccine cards on a case-by-case basis.”
The badge tag is tamperproof and will be attached to an employee’s ID to show vaccination status.
Under the new protocols, unvaccinated health care workers will be required to wear N95 masks “in all areas of health care” while under strict enforcement.