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Shasta County's Response to Local Emergencies

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Business Resources

Masking at Work

For information regarding mask recommendations requirements for employees in the workplace, visit the state’s Masks webpage and scroll down to “Masking at work.”

COVID cases in the workplace: How to report an outbreak

If your business has an outbreak:

Report an outbreak to Public Health by using the SPOT Intake Form. State law requires all employers to notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Employers are required to report (within 48 hours) any outbreak of 3 or more cases of COVID-19 at a worksite within a 14-day period. This applies to all public and private employers in California, except acute and long-term care health facilities that should follow CDPH reporting guidance for healthcare facilities.

SPOT: To report an outbreak to Shasta County Public Health by submitting a report through the Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT), please complete the Intake Form online. 

See the SPOT Intake Form for Workplaces Flyer for more information. The SPOT Intake Form is a place for workplaces to report basic information about exposure at their locations.

If you are a business and have questions, please reach out to the Business Engagement and Outbreaks Team at COVIDBusiness@co.shasta.ca.us.


Quick Glance for Employers: What to Do If There’s a COVID Case in the Workplace

Information on Isolation/Quarantine:

 Please instruct staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or not, to follow the self-isolation instructions at ShastaReady.org. This includes identifying their close contacts and notifying them to self-quarantine.

 Staff who had contact with someone who has COVID-19 should follow the self-quarantine instructions. Full details are on ShastaReady.org. All close contacts should still wear a well-fitting mask and continue to wash hands and monitor for symptoms for 10 days.

 Changes to Isolation & Quarantine Orders: If you have, in the past, required your staff to provide Isolation or Quarantine Orders from Shasta County Public Health, please note that Shasta County Public Health is no longer issuing individual Isolation and Quarantine Orders. We are now encouraging businesses to use the State’s Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations for the General Public as your guidance. This is also summarized on the Quarantine and Isolation Instructions page on ShastaReady.org. Critical Workers are to follow the same Isolation and Quarantine guidelines based on their type of employment and current guidance.

 If you have COVID-19 or have been exposed and cannot go to work, you may be eligible to receive certain benefits, including paid sick leave. For more information, see the Worker Leave and Pay Benefits Related to COVID-19 Flyer.


Complaints

For complaints related to businesses, including mask compliance, please refer to Contact Cal/OSHA or call (530) 224-4743.


Training and Planning

Please use the state’s Safety in the workplace webpage to ensure you are prepared to respond quickly to an outbreak in the workplace.


Testing and Vaccine Resources for Businesses

Individual Testing Resources – We strongly encourage anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who is positive with COVID-19 to get tested. Local options for testing are listed on the Get Tested page on ShastaReady.org.

Community Organization Testing Resources for Businesses or Events – Organizations are able to partner directly with the State to offer rapid antigen or PCR testing. To learn more or start the process, visit the California Coronavirus Testing Task Force.


Vaccines and Booster Shots

Free vaccines are available to everyone 5 and older. To book your appointment, visit myturn.ca.gov, or find locations at ShastaReady.org.


General Guidance


Resources

Print and display informational signs at your place of business to improve safety.

Good health is good business. These resources can help employers ensure a safe and healthy workplace: