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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

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Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Exposures

Childcare providers and schools are required to notify the Imperial County Public Health Department immediately of any positive case of COVID-19 and exposed staff and students. The full Public Health Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Exposures can be found in the Guidance’s section of this page.

Following, are steps for childcare providers and schools when reporting a COVID-19 positive case and/or an exposure:

Step 1: Before completing the required form, you will need to collect a list of people that were exposed to the COVID-19 positive case, as well as some general information on the COVID-19 positive case. You can download a questionnaire HERE before starting your electronic form submission. Please note that if you are submitting more than 10 exposures, you will need to e-mail your exposure list to

Step 2: Complete the electronic Childcare and School Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Case and Exposure form linked below. Please note that you will need to submit all relevant information at once. Once you start filling out the form, you will need to complete the submission. 

Step 3: For additional information or guidance, contact Vanessa Caldera at (442) 265-1378.



School and Childcare Guidance Documents