OPWDD advises vaccination deadline for staff extended to Jan. 14

We have been advised this morning by OPWDD that the deadline for staff to be fully vaccinated in order to take advantage of the bonus is extended from December 1, 2021 to January 14, 2022.

The vaccine incentive payment is for qualified workers who have been fully vaccinated* by 1/14/2022 at $500/FTE, $250/ part-time employee (at least 20 hours), and $125/part-time employees working less than 20 hours/week

*Fully vaccinated means one dose of J&J or both doses of Pfizer or Moderna administered no later than 1/14/2022.  The payroll language will no longer be included, meaning the drop dead date to be eligible will be 1/14/2022.

There will be a webinar on December 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. for providers to learn more about FMAP approval.  We will send the link as soon as we receive it.