Resources for Healthcare Facilities
The California Department of Public Health requires congregate facilities to report all confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases (residents and staff) to their local health department.
Steps for Placer County congregate facilities when reporting confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases:
Placer County utilizes the Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT) to gather information about congregate setting COVID-19 cases. To begin submitting the required information through the SPOT platform, you will first need to request access to SPOT. (If you previously have used SPOT, use the same account information to report applicable cases).
Requesting Access to SPOT
Step One: Complete the application (linked below) to submit a SPOT Intake Form.
Note: While the completion of the application is the first step of reporting, you will still need to submit case information via SPOT once you receive access to be fully compliant.
Step Two: Once you have submitted your request, the Placer County Case Investigation office will review your form and email you with the next steps. The Placer County Case Investigation office is open Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. The office is closed on all county holidays. If you submit your account request over the weekend or on a county holiday, your request will be reviewed the next workday.
Using SPOT To Report COVID-19 cases
Step One: Refer to the instructions in the email you received from the Placer County Case Investigation office and complete all required information for positive COVID-19 cases associated with the congregate setting facility through SPOT.
Step Two: Complete contact tracing for your facility to identify close contacts of the COVID-19 positive cases. You do not need to report close contact information to Placer County Public Health.
Step Three: Each additional COVID-19 case related to an exposure should be reported through SPOT.