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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

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California schools will offer full time, in-person schooling for the 2021-2022 school year. As of now, school masking guidance remains in place and masks are required for K-12 schools.

State guidance on school reopening can be found via the following key links:

State guidance on testing can be found via the following key links:

State guidance on ventilation can be found via the following link:

For more guidance on safety mitigation for K-12 schools, day camps, overnight camps, and childcare, visit the safely reopening California webpage.

Reporting School Cases and Outbreaks

The California Department of Public Health requires public, private, and charter schools to report all confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases (students and staff) to their local health department.

Steps for Placer County schools when reporting confirmed and presumed 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 – Friday from 9 AM to 3 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.

Youth Vaccination

Every Californian 5+ is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about getting vaccinated, visit our Getting Vaccinated webpage. Additional information on how to schedule a vaccine appointment can be found on our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics webpage.

State resources on youth vaccinations can be found via the following key links:

More State Information

Key Resources

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:

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.