The Placer County Public Health Division aligns with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance and will not differ.
If you have questions regarding the CDPH guidance, or would like to report non-compliant concerns on COVID-19 related mitigation efforts, please contact the CDPH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255. The Hotline is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-8 PM, Saturday-Sunday from 8 AM-5 PM.
Placer County Public Health continues to follow state guidance for K-12 school reopening. Information and other resources will be updated as new state guidance emerges. If you are a licensed daycare or preschool facility, please refer to the Business page for additional information.
- School Guidance
- Reporting School Cases and Outbreaks
- Youth Vaccination
- Key Resources
- State Information
- This link includes comprehensive guidance on K-12 schools for isolation, quarantine, testing, and school-based extracurricular activities in California. Additional information on education and K-12 school guidance can be found here . Please visit the CDPH website for more information regarding K-12 guidance and information on the group tracing approach.
- The Safe Schools for All Hub can be found here , in addition to the Parent Page. Questions can be asked through the Safe Schools for All Hub Portal, and technical assistance can be requested through the CDPH Safe Schools for All Administrator Portal.
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 the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations apply to staff, employees and volunteers testing positive for COVID-19.
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.
For more data on COVID-19 cases and vaccines administered in Placer County, check out our COVID-19 Dashboard.
For information and facts on youth vaccination visit the CDPH website here Version OptionsSchoolsHeadline. For additional information regarding youth vaccination visit the California COVID-19 Response website. Pfizer vaccine minor consent guidance can be found here as well, and to schedule an appointment for your child’s vaccine visit our COVID Vaccine Clinics webpage.
A wide variety of support is available for children, families, and school employees. Placer County community members can now easily access their COVID-19 vaccine record through the state’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Portal. Placer County is also working on addressing inequities and disparities by providing COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Services to Less Advantaged Neighborhoods.
Resources on mental health and well-being can be found via the following links:
Resources on Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance can be found via the following links:
- Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance
- Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations
- Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulations FAQs
To access additional resources, check out the Placer County Coronavirus Resource webpage.
Ask a Question
We recommend reviewing the resources above as a first step prior to submitting a question or technical assistance request. The resources contain core information about key components of in-person instruction. Your review of this information prior to making a request will help us respond more quickly and effectively to your request, if applicable.
The Placer County Public Health Division aligns with California Department of Public Health guidance and will not differ. Therefore, your question or technical assistance request can also be submitted through the California Safe Schools for All Hub for the California Department of Public Health to respond.