COVID-19 IHSS back-up providers

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued guidance regarding the need for back-up In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers because of COVID-19.  Each county must implement a system in which providers can be quickly assigned to IHSS recipients when their provider can no longer work because of COVID-19.   Counties should work with their public authorities to implement the system.  CDSS will augment IHSS administrative funding to implement the system.  Providers referred to provide emergency back-up services will be paid $2 more per hour than the current county wage rate.  (ACL 20-29, March 30, 2020.)