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About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19​​

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.

Some variations allow the virus to spread more easily or make it resistant to treatments or vaccines. Those variants must be monitored more carefully. Read more

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.

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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

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COVID-19 Variants

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.

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COVID-19 FAQs

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

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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

Note: COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only at all UnitedAg Health & Wellness locations.

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. You do not need a prescription from a healthcare professional to receive a COVID-19 test. They are considered preventive and are covered at 100% 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.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Note: COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment only at all UnitedAg Health & Wellness locations.

According to the CDPH updated vaccine allocation guidelines, every Californian age 16 and older is 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 Santa Barbara, Tulare, Monterey, and Stanislaus counties. Members will be notified Members will be notified as appointments are available in their county.

Subscribe for COVID-19/Vaccine Updates

Vaccine Distribution from Retail Pharmacies
Many retail pharmacies are offering vaccines in California and Arizona. Check MyTurn.CA.gov to find a pharmacy near you to schedule your vaccination.


COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Our Health & Wellness Centers are administering the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to members based on available supplies. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis by appointment only.

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.

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.

Who Qualifies:
Individuals age 18 and older are eligible for the Moderna vaccine.

Note: Moving forward, members may be called to have their appointment rescheduled to a different day so no vaccines are wasted. This is to ensure our Health & Wellness Centers use full vials of 10 vaccinations each. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Moderna - first & second doses

    When: July 30

    Where: King City Health & Wellness Center
    122 Broadway St., King City, CA 93930

    Phone: 831.525.8144

    Appointment

    What you’ll need to bring:

    • Valid photo ID
    • COVID-19 vaccination record card (for second dose)
    • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
    • Completed consent form: English | Spanish
  • Moderna - first & second doses

    When: July 30

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

    Phone: 831.206.1201

    Appointment

    What you’ll need to bring:

    • Valid photo ID
    • COVID-19 vaccination record card (for second dose)
    • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
    • Completed consent form: English | Spanish
  • Moderna - first & second doses

    When: July 30

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

    Phone: 805.888.7019

    Appointment

    What you’ll need to bring:

    • Valid photo ID
    • COVID-19 vaccination record card (for second dose)
    • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
    • Completed consent form: English | Spanish
  • Moderna - first & second doses

    When: July 30

    Where: Turlock Health & Wellness Center
    415 E. Olive Ave. #1, Turlock, CA 95380

    Phone: 209.633.7402

    Appointment

    What you’ll need to bring:

    • Valid photo ID
    • COVID-19 vaccination record card (for second dose)
    • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
    • Completed consent form: English | Spanish
  • Moderna - first & second doses

    When: July 30

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

    Phone: 559.967.0147

    Appointment

    What you’ll need to bring:

    • Valid photo ID
    • COVID-19 vaccination record card (for second dose)
    • UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
    • 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. UnitedAg Member ID Card OR other insurance card
  3. COVID-19 vaccination record card (required for second dose)
  4. Completed vaccine consent form: English | 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).

Updated Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings
The CDC provides information about higher risk settings where masks are required or recommended to prevent transmission to persons with higher risk of infection (e.g., unvaccinated or immunocompromised persons), to persons with prolonged, cumulative exposures (e.g., workers), or to persons whose vaccination status is unknown. When people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask correctly, they protect others as well as themselves. Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors.

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 and vaccination are available by appointment only.

Testing
Call 877.877.7981 or book your appointment online for testing.

Vaccinations
Check for available appointments and schedule your vaccination.

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.

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.