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Page last updated: Nov. 25, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.

We know you have questions and we do too! Below are the responses we have received from the California Department of Public Health to the most frequently asked clarification questions:

State of California Order

Guidance for Temporary Structures for Outdoor Business Operations

As it starts to get colder, restaurants and other businesses required to operate outdoors may wish to enclose outdoor temporary structures like tents and canopies to contain heat and avoid rain. Find out what qualifies as outdoor operations in the new CDPH guidance for temporary structures.

Nov. 16, 2020: 
With COVID-19 cases surging in California, the governor today announced that Placer County along with most other California counties will move backward in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework. Placer County is now in the purple tier, with increased restrictions taking effect Tuesday, Nov. 17. Go to to see what's open and the latest reopening guidance. As we head into the colder weather and people may be tempted to gather indoors, please continue to help slow the spread of disease in our community by opting for virtual gatherings when possible, and keeping any in-person gatherings small, outdoors and masked.

General Workplace Questions

What should I do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

Read more about Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks in the Workplace.

What should I do if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

View the flowchart from Placer County Public Health. 

Additional COVID-19 resources are available at