Environmental Health

CALIFORNIA'S BLUEPRINT FOR SAFER ECONOMY

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. For additional information, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/#top.

Placer County is currently in the “purple” tier. The limitations of this tier are:

• Restaurants must close indoor dining at this time. Only outdoor dining, takeout and delivery is permitted.

• Bars, breweries and distilleries, where no meals are provided, must close operations at this time.

• Shopping malls may only allow 25% capacity and must close food courts and common areas.

• Grocery store capacity must be limited to 50%.

• Tattoo shops, permanent cosmetics and other regulated body art businesses may be open at this time with modifications.

• Indoor public pools must close at hotels, fitness centers and apartment complexes. Only outdoor pools and spas may be open with modifications.

To view the latest guidance for your industry, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/.

For more details regarding re-opening in Placer County, please visit https://www.placer.ca.gov/6565/Reopen-Placer.

LIMITED PUBLIC COUNTER SERVICES

Beginning November 19, 2020, and until further notice, our public counter is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This closure is for both our Auburn and Tahoe City offices. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented event.
  • Front counter services are available through virtual appointments using Microsoft Teams.
  • For our Auburn office, virtual appointments are available four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Virtual appointments in Tahoe City are available three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Appointment scheduling is available using eServices, our online appointment application. Click here to launch eServices.
  • Be sure to include your e-mail address when making an appointment through eServices.
  • To download Microsoft Teams on your computer, visit this Microsoft Teams website.
  • To download Microsoft Teams on your cell phone or other mobile device, visit your application store (Google Play Store or Apple App Store). 
  • For help getting started with Microsoft Teams, please refer to Microsoft's Teams training videos, specifically those on how to get started with Teams.
  • Our Auburn staff members are available to assist you by phone at 530-745-2300, or by email at environmentalhealth@placer.ca.gov.
  • Our Tahoe City staff members are available to assist you by phone at 530-581-6240, or by email at envhealthtahoe@placer.ca.gov.
  • Visit the county’s coronavirus website for more information about COVID-19.
  • For guidance about how businesses can reopen responsibly, visit the Reopen Placer website.
  • When allowed under California's tier system, restaurants and bars wishing to reopen to dine-in seating must complete a Workplace Specific Plan. For help completing your plan, please review our Completed Sample Plan.
  • When allowed under California's tier system, public pools wishing to reopen must complete a Workplace Specific Plan. For help completing your plan, please review our Completed Sample Plan.

Working Behind the Scenes to Protect You

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Your Health is Our Number One Priority

Take comfort in knowing that Environmental Health professionals are working in the background to protect your health. From the moment you wake up each day, our team is making sure that the areas where you and your family work, live and play are safe. Our specialists regularly monitor and inspect the below for health and safety standards:

  • Restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, convenience stores, caterers and food vendors at community events
  • Public swimming pools, spas and body art facilities
  • Landfills, transfer stations, and facilities storing waste tires
  • Gas stations, vehicle repair shops and other commercial facilities that store and dispose of hazardous materials like oil, gasoline and diesel
  • Water well installations
  • Septic system installations
  • Contaminated site clean ups
  • Small public water suppliers

We also respond to and investigate incidents and complaints regarding:

  • Chemical spills
  • Food poisoning
  • Illegal dumping
  • Sewage spills
  • Substandard housing

Environmental Health in Your Community

Click on the below video to learn more about how we protect the food you eat, water you drink, house you live in and so much more!