School Guidance:

State guidance can be found via the following key links:

Reporting School Cases/Outbreaks:

The California Department of Public Health requires public, private, and charter schools to report all confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases (students and staff) to their local health department. 

              Steps for Placer County schools when reporting confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases:

Placer County utilizes the School Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT) to gather information about school 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 Account Request Form.

Note: While the completion of the application is the first step of reporting (thereby meeting the 24-hour requirement in place by CDPH), you will still need to submit case information once you receive access to SPOT 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 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 Related 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 COVID-19 cases through SPOT.

Step Two: Complete contact tracing to identify close school contacts for the COVID-19 cases.  You do not need to report close school contact information to Placer County Public Health at this time.  

Step Three: Continue to report each confirmed and presumed COVID-19 case through SPOT using the same account. 


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