Guidance

On June 15, 2021, the State of California is lifting capacity and distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities. Large-scale indoor events will have vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees through at least October 1. For more information from the state please visit: 

'Beyond the Blueprint' framework     l     'Beyond the Blueprint' Q&A     l     Guidance for Face Coverings (June 15)


Additional Guidance for Vaccinated Persons: 

Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons

Quarantine and Isolation Guidance:

  • If you were in close contact (within six feet for about 15 minutes or more) with a person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, and you remain symptom-free, you may end quarantine after 10 days from the date of your last close contact. You must monitor yourself for symptoms, wear a face covering at all times around others, wash hands and stay at least 6’ from others for 14 days after exposure. If you develop symptoms during this time, self-isolate and contact your medical provider or health department to get tested. Follow this guidance

*There are additional exceptions for healthcare workers; emergency response personnel and social service workers who work face to face with clients in the child welfare system or in assisted living facilities. View the full CDPH guidance hereCOVID 19 Quarantine.aspx. For those who have been fully vaccinated, find quarantine guidance here.

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Exposure Guidance Flowchart

Quarantine guidance for Contacts (English) (Spanish) (Russian) (Other languages)

Isolation guidance for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (English) (Spanish) (Russian) (Other languages)

*Going forward, Public Health is unable to provide individualized return to work clearance letters.  Please refer to the above documents page 4) for details on when you may self-release from isolation or quarantine.

Businesses:

Guidance on navigating COVID-19 in the workplace, including outbreak management and reporting to Public Health, can be found here

Find reopening guidance on the Reopen Placer website and other supportive resources, including loan and grant information, on the Business Resource Center website

Sick Persons:

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Everyone should stay home if they are sick until:

  • At least 1 day (24 hours) has passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in symptoms; AND
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should access testing through medical providers or upcoming OptumServe test sites, even if symptoms are mild. Individuals who test positive should follow isolation guidance

Individuals who develop difficulty breathing, feel extremely tired, or were feeling better but then feel a lot worse should call their health care provider. If they will be going to the provider’s office or urgent care center, they should call ahead so that the health care provider can be prepared to care for them.

Testing:

Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should access testing through medical providers or other community sites, even if symptoms are mild. 

Antibody (serologic) tests should not be used as the only way to diagnose someone as being currently sick with COVID-19. These types of tests are slowly becoming available through healthcare providers, but only some are FDA-approved. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they offer serologic (antibody) tests. A positive test result shows you have antibodies that likely resulted from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, or possibly a related coronavirus. It’s unclear if those antibodies can provide protection (immunity) against getting infected again. This means that we do not know at this time if the antibodies detected make you immune to the virus. Click here for more information.

Other CDC, State and Local Guidance


Resources for Cleaning/Disinfecting

Resources for Travelers



Resources for Childcare 

Resources for Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders

Additional Resources for Businesses and Employers

Resources for Nursing Facilities

Resources for Other Populations



Previous/Expired:

Placer County Health Officer Directive (issued March 19; expired April 10 at 11:59 p.m.)
Placer County Health Officer Order (issued April 10; amended April 16; expired May 1 at 11:59 p.m)
Physical Distancing Protocol template for businesses plus signage example for essential businesses 
Supplemental physical distancing plans for golf courses and outdoor shooting and archery ranges
June 15 - Adapted Guidance for Distanced/Non-Contact Athletic Drills and Conditioning (superseded by state guidance)