Guidance

State Executive Order 

State Face Covering Mandate (June 18)


Placer County is now in Stage 3 of California’s four-stage plan. In May, Placer County’s COVID-19 Variance Attestation submission was officially posted on the CDPH website.

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

FAQs on the state order as it relates to the county


July 3 - Packet for Businesses Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks in the Workplace

June 15 - Adapted Guidance for Distanced/Non-Contact Athletic Drills and Conditioning


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



Additional Guidance For All Residents:


COVID-19 guidance flowchart-thumb

Exposure Guidance Flowchart

Guidance for Contacts (Spanish)

Guidance for Confirmed Cases (Spanish)

  • Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home. 
  • Vulnerable (high risk) individuals are encouraged to stay at home.
  • Starting June 18, all Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions here. Read some Face Covering FAQs here.
  • When in public, maximize physical distance from others (at least six feet). 
  • Maintain good hygiene practices by washing hands, using hand sanitizer, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • Gathering with others who are not part of your household is not allowed.

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 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); 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. Testing capacity in Placer County has grown to support testing for mildly symptomatic individuals. However, at this time, there is no treatment specifically approved for people who have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.

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.

Exposed Persons: 

  • If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, the entire household should stay home for at least two weeks.
  • If you were in close contact (within six feet for about 10 minutes or more) with a person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, you should stay home for at least two weeks and monitor yourself every day for fever or respiratory symptoms. Follow this guidance

An exception to this voluntary quarantine would be a health care worker or first responder. These critical workers are being closely monitored by their employers for symptoms.

Testing:

Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should access testing through medical providers or upcoming OptumServe test sites, even if symptoms are mild. Testing capacity in Placer County has grown to support diagnostic testing for mildly symptomatic individuals. OptumServe sites can now test all individuals, regardless of symptoms.

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 Travelers

Additional Resources for Schools and Child Care Facilities


Resources for Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders


Additional Resources for Businesses and Employers

Resources for Nursing Facilities


Resources for Other Populations


Resources for Cleaning/Disinfecting