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Exposure and Outbreak Reporting

SPOT Reporting is now available to Lake County schools, workplaces, congregate settings and other entities, to report COVID-19 exposures to Lake County Public Health. Reporting in Spanish is available HERESPOT Intake Form opens best with Edge or Chrome browsers.

The goal of the School and Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT) is to expand California's contact tracing efforts by facilitating collaboration and sharing of information between schools, workplaces, congregate settings, other entities and local health departments (LHDs), through CalCONNECT, California's public health contact tracing and data management system.

 SPOT Business Reporting

Who Must Report?

Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards require most Lake County Employers to report COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace to Lake County Public Health (LCPH) within 48 hours.

Outbreaks are defined as:

  • Outbreak - 3 or more cases in a workplace within a 14 day period
  • Major outbreaks - 20 or more cases within a 30-day period
Report an Outbreak via the new SPOT Intake Form - this form is confidential. The information is sent to CalCONNECT, and allows the Lake County Public Health to review the information. SPOT Intake Form opens best with Edge or Chrome browsers.

 

Masking Indoors

Beginning March 1, 2022

Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are highly recommended.

  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare (through March 11, 2022)
  • Emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers
  • Healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care Facilities

Additionally, masks are strongly recommended for all persons, regardless of vaccine status in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public). Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are highly recommended.

In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention ETS or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

Businesses are required to follow any regulations that normally apply to their operations.

For more information, read the full CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.

Use of Face Covering Fact Sheets: English | Spanish

 

Guidance for Businesses, Venue Operators or Hosts

In settings where masks are strongly recommended, businesses, venue operators or hosts should consider:

  • Providing information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding masking recommendations for all persons, regardless of vaccine status.
  • Providing information to all patrons, guests and attendees to consider better fit and filtration for masks [Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are recommended over cloth masks].
  • Requiring all patrons to wear masks, especially when risk in the community may be high, or if those being served are at high-risk for severe disease or illness.
  • Requiring attendees who do not provide proof of vaccination to enter indoor Mega Events to continue masking during the event, especially when not actively eating or drinking.

No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention ETS or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD).

For more information, read the full CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings and Face Coverings Q&A.

The full text of the "Beyond the Blueprint" framework is available here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-Framework.aspx.

Printable CDPH Indoor Masking Flyers English | Spanish

 

Information for Employers

Employers can find critical information by visiting the CA Safer at Work site for employers. Information available includes what to do if an employee is sick or has symptoms, if you have an outbreak, safety procedures and training for employees, as well as other resources like information and FAQs regarding Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, employer vaccination toolkits and outreach materials.

Testing Resources

When to Get Tested
Where to Get Tested in Lake County

Get Vaccinated

Lake County Public Health and experts world-wide agree that getting vaccinated protects you, your family and loved ones, and our community. The vaccines are safe and effective, underwent clinical testing in tens of thousands of people, and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Where to Get Vaccinated in Lake County
Vaccination FAQs: Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers Statement

 

Information for Workers & Employees

Additional information for workers and employees can be found by visiting the CA Safer at Work site for workers. This comprehensive site has information on testing, what to do if you are sick, have symptoms or are a close contact, safety procedures and training. You'll also find resources for California's Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Eligibility Navigator and FAQs regarding Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, workplace protections and answers to work-related COVID questions.

Testing Resources

When to Get Tested
Where to Get Tested in Lake County
Self-Test Reporting

Get Vaccinated

Lake County Public Health and experts world-wide agree that getting vaccinated protects you, your family and loved ones, and our community. The vaccines are safe and effective, underwent clinical testing in tens of thousands of people, and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Where to Get Vaccinated in Lake County
Vaccination FAQs: Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers Statement