Reporting

  1. Schools
  2. Congregate Settings
  3. Businesses

The Placer County Public Health Division aligns with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance and will not differ.

Reporting Information

As you are aware, AB86 required COVID-19 case reporting by K-12 schools and this requirement sunsetted on June 30, 2022.  Placer County Public Health aligns with CDPH and as such, for the 2022/2023 academic school year, Placer County Public Health will no longer require K-12 schools to report every COVID-19 case. However, reporting of COVID-19 outbreaks to Placer County Public Health is expected, as with other communicable diseases.  

As outlined in the current definition, a standardized K-12 school-associated COVID-19 outbreak is: 

  • At least 3 cases in a 14-day period within a specified core group, OR 
  • Multiple cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers, or staff, within a specified core group.

For more information, please refer to the CA Safe Schools for All Hub

Please note that AB685 reporting requirements to Cal/OSHA of staff, employees and volunteers testing positive for COVID-19 still apply.  

Steps for Placer County schools when reporting confirmed 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 Intake 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 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 next steps. The Placer County Case Investigation office is open Monday – Thursday from 9:30 AM to 2:00 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.  

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