(KTXL) — Starting Saturday, Sept. 17, the California Department of Public Health is no longer requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated workers, according to a news release from the CDHP.

The CDPH said that California has seen an increase of fully vaccinated and boosted Californians, with “80of Californians 12 years of age and older have completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and 48have received their first booster dose.”

According to the CDPH, the number of unvaccinated workers is low and vaccine coverage among workers in high-risk settings is high.

The CDPH also said in the news release that “Omicron subvariants have shown immune escape and increased transmissibility, and while unvaccinated individuals still have a higher risk of infection, previously infected, vaccinated, and boosted persons have also been infected.”

Because of this, testing a small number of unvaccinated employees is not preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 compared to the original virus and prior variants, according to the news release.