Businesses that are permitted to open may find guidelines and checklists for safety measures on the Reopen Placer website.
Starting January 1, 2021, California AB 685 requires businesses to report all COVID-19 related outbreaks in their workplace to their local health department. An outbreak is defined as three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that are from different households.
Steps for Placer County employers when reporting COVID-19 related outbreaks:
Step One: Before completing the required AB685 reporting form (found below), you will need to gather some general information on the three or more COVID-19 positive cases.
Step Two: Complete the electronic AB685 Reporting Form linked below. Please note that you will need to submit all relevant information at once. Once you start filling out the form, you will need to complete the submission.
Report an outbreak to Placer County Public Health using our online form.
Step Three: Complete contact tracing for your workplace to identify close contacts to the COVID-19 positive cases. Please note that you do not need notify Placer County Public Health of close contacts. You will only notify the county for COVID-19 cases at your workplace.
Step Four: Continue to notify Placer County Public Health of any new COVID-19 cases found in your business during the outbreak period (14 days from first case). You will notify Placer County Public Health of each new case connected to the outbreaks through the AB685 Reporting Form linked above.