Reopening Guidance 

Reopen Placer Opens in new windowBusinesses that are permitted to open may find guidelines and checklists for safety measures on the Reopen Placer website.

Outbreak Guidance

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. 

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. 

Testing resources can be found here. Other resources:

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

Isolation and quarantine guidance for individuals who have or are exposed to COVID-19 can be found here

Other Resources

For financial resources including assistance navigating loan and grant programs, visit the Placer County Business Resource Center website, call 916-770-8380 or email [email protected]