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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information by State:

CALIFORNIA

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view California’s current vaccine plan click here. California is allocating COVID-19 vaccines as they become available to ensure equitable distribution.

Vaccinations are prioritized according to age and risk. A portion of the California population can get vaccinated now, and the rest should have access by spring 2021. 

Every Californian can sign up or call (833) 422-4255 to see if it’s their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re not currently eligible, you can sign up to be notified when it’s your turn.

Current California Vaccination Progress:

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COLORADO

Colorado is currently in phase 1A/1B. Click to view phase timeline.

Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment website for additional information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE, PLEASE CALL:

COHELP
303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Answers available in multiple languages.

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Kaiser Permanente is an approved provider of COVID-19 vaccine to both members and non-members.

We encourage our employees (and families) regardless of which eligibility phase you fall in, to register your interest in being vaccinated for COVID-19 by using the sign-up process defined here.

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CONNECTICUT

Connecticut is currently in phase 1b of the vaccine rollout. Read more.

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine? Check Here.

March 15, 2021 Update:

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility for the vaccine in an effort to add clarity and increase the speed of getting vaccines into arms.

To provide clarity and predictability, the schedule below shows when each age group will reach eligibility for the next several months. The planned schedule is as follows:

  • March 1, 2021: Open to age group 55 to 64 (includes educators and child care providers)
  • March 19, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 5, 2021 (tentative): Expands to age group 16 to 34
    • The state will work with providers and the Department of Developmental Services to accelerate access for the most medically high-risk individuals under 45 during the month of April.

Employees should make vaccine decisions and plans based on their own research and with the guidance of their healthcare professionals. Planning considerations include knowing which vaccine group they fall into based on health, age, occupation and other criteria.   To learn more about eligibility visit the CT COVID-19 site.

To locate vaccination clinics, individuals should visit ct.gov/covidvaccine and enter their zip code. From there, users will be shown the nearest available clinics and provided with specific directions on how to make an appointment at each one, including over the internet and over the telephone. Just a reminder that after vaccination, it is critical to continue following all safety protocols like wearing face masks and social distancing.

For those employees who work in Connecticut but live in another state you are eligible to receive the vaccine in the State of Connecticut. To receive the vaccine you must provide proof of your employment in Connecticut. Proof of employment may include a copy of your pay stub or an employment verification letter. Please see your HR representative if you have questions or need a letter.

Safe and effective vaccines play an important role in the fight against COVID-19. Kaman’s support for the use of any COVID-19 vaccine for employees will follow the recommendations of leading public health authorities.  We will continue to provide critical updates as new information regarding the vaccine becomes available

NOTE: A CT Employee Quick Reference Guide is attached.

If you have additional questions please visit www.mykamanhealth.com, the CT COVID-19 response site or contact your HR representative.

Kaman employees will still be required to follow safety guidelines including daily temperature checks, wearing face masks and all other protocols. Stay well!

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FLORIDA

Securing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority for the state of Florida. A COVID-19 vaccine will be a critical resource to preventing the further spread of the virus and allowing Floridians to return to the normal pace of life.

The state’s draft COVID-19 vaccination plan submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is publicly available on the Florida Department of Health’s website here.

Governor DeSantis has issued regular video updates on vaccine distribution in Florida, which can be found HERE.

Floridians are also encouraged to opt-in to receive updates about the COVID-19 vaccine via text. Floridians can receive these text updates by texting FLCOVID19 to 888777.

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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KANSAS

Kansas is currently in phase 1 – Read More

Visit the Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Websites – providing the facts so you can make informed choices.

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VERMONT

Vermont State Vaccine Dashboard

The initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine will be limited. Vaccine efforts will prioritize groups that:

  • Are most critical to the COVID-19 response
  • Provide direct care to others
  • Are at highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19

Initial doses will go to the groups identified as priority populations in Phase 1A by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices(link is external) (ACIP). This includes high-risk health care workers and long-term care facility residents. These priority populations were also recommended by Vermont’s COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Advisory Committee and approved by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD.

The global push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 is unprecedented, but this urgency cannot outweigh the importance of vaccine safety and efficacy. That is why we keep a close watch on the vaccine development process and put science above all else when it comes to distributing any vaccine in Vermont. Before it is given to anyone in Vermont, a vaccine must meet strict U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety standards and be recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). All newly developed vaccines will also be monitored continuously for safety.

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Company Announcements:

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Balancing Life and Work:

Tips for staying happy, healthy, and conflict free during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Work/Life Solutions:

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Mental Health:

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Self-Quarantine:

How to stay safe during the pandemic.

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Staying Fit:

Resources for online workouts.

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Grocery Tips:

How and what to buy for quarantines.

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Snacking Well:

Homemade snacks that are healthy, too.

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Conflict Resolution:

Maintain good spirits in tough times.

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Sleeping Well:

How to get rest during stressful times.

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Giving Back:

How to help your community.

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Essential Workers:

Safety and mental health tips for essential workers and their loved ones.

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FAQs:

Answers to common questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Scam Alert:

A guide to Coronavirus (COVID-19) hoaxes, frauds, and schemes.

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Additional Resources for Mental & Behavioral Health:

Coping with Stress Related to COVID-19 - Webinar

Emotional well-being in time of uncertainty: Coping with stress related to COVID-19 Webinar

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, it is important to practice self-care and manage stress during uncertain times. This recorded webinar provides tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety related to COVID-19, practice self-care, and how Work-Life Solutions can help during a distressing event. Watch Webinar.

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Supporting Employees in Times of Uncertainty: Coping with COVID-19 in the Workplace

Objectives of this webinar include how to understand people/employees in how they respond to ongoing stressful situations; preventative measures to take; how to support employees and the organization: remote work and other strategies; leveraging the EAP and work-life services to help employees and family members cope; and strategies for resilience and emotional well-being, including using EAP and work-life services. Watch Webinar.

Managing Anxiety & Stress

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. CDC – Managing Anxiety Stress

Homeschooling Tips

We rounded up some tips, techniques, and even a trick or two to make homeschooling easier on everyone: “Tips for Homeschooling During the Pandemic“.

Managing Family Anxiety

Advice on how to keep your family happy and healthy during trying times: “Coping with Family Anxiety During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic“.

Tips for Helping Teens

Teens are going through a lot right now – missed proms, graduations, and isolation. Help them, and yourself, with our guide to helping teens cope with the pandemic: “How to Help Teens Through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic“.

Mindfulness Information

Mindfulness & Complementary Medicine. Free Guided Meditations, Stress Management Tools and More. Visit Site.

Resources for Kids:

Planet Fitness Offering Free Workout Classes Online

Gyms across the nation are closing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t workout. Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest chain gyms, is offering free online classes! Check them out online.

Delish Live Cooking Class for Kids

Hey, Parents! Delish is Hosting Free Digital Cooking Classes for Kids Every Week Day! Grab your little ones and join them on Instagram at 1p.m. EST.

Family Activities:

Talking with Children about Coronavirus

As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19.

Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

The CDC has created a great guide to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Delish Live Cooking Class for Kids

Hey, Parents! Delish is Hosting Free Digital Cooking Classes for Kids Every Week Day! Grab your little ones and join them on Instagram at 1p.m. EST.

Google Earth Launches Virtual Tours of 31 National Parks

Google Earth is offering virtual tours of some of the world’s most incredible national parks to provide an escape for people during social distancing. Visit the most high-profile bucket-list of America’s national parks, including the sweeping vistas of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite, the alligators of the Everglades and the rock salt basins, polished rocks and marble walls of Death Valley. Click to load Google Earth.

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Talking to Your Boss:

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Talking to Employees:

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Workplace Resources:

Working Remotely During COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique major challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. Read More.

HelpDesk & HR Resources

IT and HR groups all throughout Kaman are working to establish and maintain network access and HR Resources at your fingertips. If an issue should arise, simply type ‘helpme’ in your browser bar to get to the HelpDesk or reach out to your HR Team Member.

How to Conduct Virtual Meetings

DDI partnered with Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg, the world’s leading expert on holding effective meetings and author of The Surprising Science of Meetings, to create Leading Virtual Meetings. It aims to help anyone in address the challenges working remotely. Launch Course.

The Dos and Don'ts of Online Meetings

Some tips and techniques to ensure your online meetings run smoothly: “The Dos and Don’ts of Online Meetings“.

5 Tips for Staying Productive & Mentally Healthy While Working from Home

With the spread of the novel coronavirus affecting everything from international travel to the availability of hand sanitizer, mitigating COVID-19 in the United States has become a growing concern. That’s why many companies are mandating or recommending that as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can be slowed. Read on for 5 Tips for staying productive and mentally healthy while working from home.

Logging in Remotely

For information on how to access the Kaman systems remotely, please contact HelpDesk or your local Human Resources department.

Health/Telehealth Benefits:

BCBS - Kansas Health Plan (Kaman Composites - Wichita Members Only)

BCBS COVID-19 Information

BCBS MC120 Telemedicine PDF – Telehealth volume has increased significantly, please check with your physician for alternative teleconference options.

Cigna Health Plan (Excludes Wichita Employees)

COVID-19 Treatment Cost Share Waver Ended February 15, 2021. Cost share waiver for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and related doctor visits continues through April 21, 2021. Read More.

Cigna TelehealthTelehealth volume has increased significantly, please check with your physician for alternative teleconference options.

Cigna COVID-19 FAQ

Cigna – Receiving Emergency Dental Care

Cigna – Dental Virtual Care Flyer

CIGNA COVID-19 Customer Protection Program

Financial Wellness:

Fidelity Coronavirus Guide
 

With the coronavirus pandemic reshaping how we live and work, you are likely looking for help with how to make good, informed decisions about your money in this continually changing world. Fidelity created this website to provide benefits information and resources to help you more effectively manage your money and retirement savings.

Employee Assistance Programs: