Contractor COVID-19 Requirements

To protect the residents of Santa Clara County and County of Santa Clara (County) personnel, the County has implemented COVID-19 requirements for all County employees and non-employee personnel who work onsite.  Pursuant to these requirements, all County contractors and subcontractors who routinely perform services for the County onsite and share airspace with or proximity to other people at an indoor County facility as part of their services for the County, must be Fully Vaccinated, subject to limited exceptions. The terms “Fully Vaccinated” is defined in the County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for County Personnel memorandum.

Contractors subject to the County’s COVID-19 requirements must complete the Contractor Certification of Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (“Certification”).  Contractors must comply with all COVID-19 vaccination requirements and other workplace safety protocols (e.g., masking) for the entire term of the agreement.  Failure by Contractor to comply with these requirements and workplace safety protocols is a material breach of the Agreement, and the County may, in its sole discretion, terminate the Agreement immediately or take other action as the County may determine to be appropriate.   

The State and County periodically update their orders and other requirements regarding COVID-19.  Contractors are responsible for reviewing and maintaining compliance with all subsequent revisions or amendments to these orders and requirements and should check this website periodically for updates. 



County of Santa Clara Contractor Certification of Compliance:

Contractor Certification of Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (Effective September 27, 2022)

County of Santa Clara COVID-19 directives and additional resources: 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for County Personnel (August 5, 2021, last updated September 27, 2022)

Application of COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement to County Contractors, Interns, and Volunteers (August 20, 2021, last updated September 27, 2022)

COVID-19 Requirements Relating to Face Coverings for County Personnel and Visitors in County Facilities (Last updated January 5, 2023)

Responding to COVID-19 Cases, Close Contacts, and Symptomatic Individuals in the Workplace


Orders of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara

Health Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings in Higher-Risk Settings; and Rescission of Prior Health Orders (September 12, 2022)


State of California Public Health Officer Orders

California Department of Public Health, Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement (September 13, 2022)

California Department of Public Health, State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement (September 13, 2022)


Additional Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination information can be found at 

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