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California Resources

Get information from state agencies on how they're responding to the coronavirus pandemic. For information on regional ordinances, industry specific guidance, state programs and services, visit covid19.ca.gov.

Federal Resources

Get information from federal agencies on how they're responding to the coronavirus pandemic. For official U.S. government information, programs and services, visit usa.gov/coronavirus

For up-to-date information about the virus and how to slow the spread, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/.

Even during uncertain times, our top priority is the health and safety of our members, employees, communities, and those we work with and serve. Below are resources and information to help your company and worforce stay informed and safe. Click on the links below to view corresponding resources.


What is COVID-19?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Learn more

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
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List of symptoms Self-checker tool


COVID-19 FAQs

Stay up-to-date with the latest information about member health benefits and provisions.

English Spanish

Informational Materials

Download flyers, posters and tip sheets in English and Spanish.

UnitedAg COVID-19 resources tip sheet

Preventing COVID-19 poster

Handwashing 101 poster

Procedures for essential workers poster


Fight Against COVID Awareness Campaign

Join the fight against COVID-19 and help us grow a healthy community, together. Our goal is to educate and promote confidence among the agricultural workforce in their decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those in the agricultural workforce are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19 due to the increased prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other underlying conditions.

For resources on how to spread awareness among your workforce, check out our campaign pages below in English and Spanish.

English campaign page Spanish campaign page


COVID-19 Testing Resources

Health & Wellness Centers
Preventing and reducing the transmission of COVID-19 among our essential workforce is a priority. All of our Health & Wellness Centers provide COVID-19 testing* which includes PCR and Antigen testing. There are no out-of-pocket costs for eligible (UABT) plan participants.

Our Visalia Wellness Center is available 7 days a week to provide testing results for all regional wellness centers. Call 559.967.0147.

Employer-Sponsored Testing
UnitedAg's Health & Wellness Centers offer employer-sponsored testing as a employment screening service. Check out our flyer to learn more about these services and pricing. If you're interested in incorporating these services in your workplace health program, contact our Client Services team at 800.223.4590.

*Testing must be recommended by a medical professional; for more information about plan coverage, contact member services at 800.223.4590.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

According to the CDPH updated vaccine allocation guidelines, the following individuals are eligible to receive the vaccine:

  • Beginning April 15, 2021, every Californian age 16 and older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

Please note that distribution varies by county based on county guidelines and supply availability.

Is the Vaccine Safe?
COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. Our Health & Wellness Centers are administering the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and J&J/Janssen vaccines to members based on available supplies.

Cost-sharing
United Agricultural Benefit Trust (“UABT”) wants to assure you that we continue to support the health, safety, and well-being of our members during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The laws, regulations, state mandates and vaccine administrative locations are evolving. We will do our best to keep you up to date on these changes. As an ERISA welfare benefit plan, UABT must comply with federal law. UABT members are not financially responsible for any co-payment, percentage payable or deductible for administration fees associated with receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Distribution from our Health & Wellness Centers
We are now conducting vaccination events in Tulare, Colusa, Monterey, Kings and Stanislaus counties. These are in accordance with county guidelines. Members will be notified per county guidelines and supply availability. County guidelines are subject to change at any time.

We are gathering information for members who work or reside in the following counties: Colusa, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, and Tulare. If your workforce is interested in receiving the vaccine, have them complete the English or Spanish intake form.

Member form (English)

Member form (Spanish)

Vaccine Distribution from Retail Pharmacies
Many retail pharmacies are offering vaccines now in both California and Arizona but availability varies by region. Visit our campaign page for links to pharmacy COVID vaccine resources.


COVID-19 Vaccine Availability (First Dose)

Our Health & Wellness Centers are administering the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to members based on available supplies. Doses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who Qualifies:
Beginning April 15, 2021, every Californian age 16 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

Santa Maria

When: April 19 - 23 (Moderna)

Where: Santa Maria Health & Wellness Center
2605 S. Miller Street #100, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof that you reside/work in Santa Barbara County (employee badge, signed letter from their company or paystub)
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

Colusa

When: April 21 (Moderna)

Where: Colusa Health & Wellness Center
412 4th St., Colusa, CA 95932

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof that you reside/work in Colusa County (employee badge, signed letter from their company or paystub)
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

Salinas

When: April 19 - 23 (Moderna)

Where: Salinas Health & Wellness Center
333-A Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof that you reside/work in Monterey County (employee badge, signed letter from their company or paystub)
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability (Second Dose)

The second dose of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible, but not earlier than recommended (i.e., 1 month [Moderna] or 3 weeks [Pfizer-BioNTech]). If you received the J&J/Janssen vaccine, then you do not need a second dose.

Our Health & Wellness Team is contacting members who already received their first dose to schedule their second dose in some counties. You can also directly contact the Health & Wellness Center that conducted your first dose to schedule your second dose.

Important: Your second dose should be from the same manufacturer as your first (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech). If you have already received your first vaccine dose elsewhere, you cannot receive a second dose with us.

Santa Maria

When: April 19 - 23 (Moderna)

Where: Santa Maria Health & Wellness Center
2605 S. Miller Street #100, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • COVID-19 vaccination record card
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

Colusa

When: April 21 (Moderna)

Where: Colusa Health & Wellness Center
412 4th St., Colusa, CA 95932

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • COVID-19 vaccination record card
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

Salinas

When: April 19 - 23 (Moderna)

Where: Salinas Health & Wellness Center
333-A Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Appointment

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • COVID-19 vaccination record card
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • Completed consent form: English | Spanish

Visalia

Call 559.967.0147 for appointment

Where: Visalia Health & Wellness Center
315 S. Johnson St., Visalia, CA 93291

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • COVID-19 vaccination record card
  • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  • A new completed consent form: English | Spanish

Preparing Your Employees for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Each person getting a vaccine must present the following:

  1. Valid photo ID
  2. Proof that you work for an ag company (employee badge, signed letter from their company or paystub)
  3. UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal card (if not a UABT plan participant)
  4. COVID-19 vaccination record card (required for second dose)
  5. Completed high-risk self-attestation form (if applicable): English | Spanish
  6. Completed vaccine consent form (below).

Tulare County

Consent form (English)

Consent form (Spanish)

Monterey County

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form (Spanish)

Colusa County

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form (Spanish)

Fresno County

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form (Spanish)

Kings County

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form (Spanish)

Stanislaus County

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form (Spanish)


What to Expect After Receiving the Vaccine

After receiving the vaccine, you may experience some side effects that are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects may include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
The CDC provides interim guidance for people that are fully vaccinated for COVID-19; more than 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or more than 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (J&J/Janssen).

The following recommendations only apply to non-healthcare settings:

Fully vaccinated people CAN:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

For now, fully vaccinated people SHOULD continue to:

  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
  • Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
  • Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

For more information, visit the CDC website.


UnitedAg COVID-19 Health Benefits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we outlined several health benefit provisions for UABT participants. Please note that certain provisions for HSA plans have an expiration date. If you have any questions regarding your health benefits, contact our Member Services team at 800.223.4590 or email memberservices@unitedag.org.


Network Partner Resources

Health & Wellness Centers
Our Health & Wellness Centers can provide teleconsults for COVID-related questions and evaluate your risk. Testing* is available by appointment only. Call 877.877.7981 or book your appointment online.

Teladoc
Teladoc doctors can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and provide support by phone or video and help relieve symptoms for affected patients. Call 800.835.2362 or book your appointment online.

Spring Health
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed due to COVID-19? Spring Health, our mental health network, provides the mental health resources you need to feel more comfortable. Complete your registration by visiting UnitedAg's Spring Health Portal. This benefit is available at zero cost for all UnitedAg health plan participants.

Spring Health also offers grief support and support for coping with the loss of a co-worker.

SAIN Medical
SAIN Medical is UnitedAg's medical provider network with locations along the Mexico border. They provide primary care services, teleconsults and COVID testing*. Schedule your appointment online or call 011.52.653.536.7800. Read about SAIN's 2021 COVID-19 Protocols.


Retraction Letter from Blue Shield of California
Recently our partners at Blue Shield of California issued a letter in error to UnitedAg members regarding a cost-sharing waiver that only applies to Blue Shield plans. This information does not apply to UnitedAg members. For more information please contact Member Services. View the retraction letter.

*No pre-authorization of COVID-19 testing required but must be physician recommended.