Workplace Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Cases

Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases

In accordance with  Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685)Cal/OSHA, and California Department of Public Health, Imperial County employers are required to notify the Imperial County Public Health Department of all confirmed or suspected COVID-19 related outbreaks within their workplace.  

Outbreak Definition: Three or more COVID-19 cases among employees within a 14-day period. Once this threshold is met, employers have 48 hours to report to their Local Health Department.

Important Update

As of January 1, 2023, many provisions of AB 685 are no longer in effect. Employers should consult Labor Code 6409.6 and the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations to ensure that they are in compliance with current requirements regarding employee notification of COVID-19 cases in the workplace.

However, health care providers, schools, or administrator of a health facility, clinic, or other congregate setting must report COVID-19 outbreaks in compliance with California Code of Regulations, Title 17, (CCR) 2500, 2593, 2641.5-2643.20, and 2800-2812 Reportable Diseases and Conditions.

The full guidance documents on Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Outbreaks can be found in the guidance section of this page.

If you would like to report an outbreak, please follow the steps below:

Collect the information below before reportingOutbreaks

Workplace Information  Suspected/Confirmed Cases Information

Best Contact information

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Workplace Name
  • Industry Type
  • Workplace Addres
  • NAICS Code

Covid-19 Cases

  • Full Name
  • DOB
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Work Area, Work Shift, Last Day of Work
  • Symptom Onset Date
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Test Collection Date

Follow These Steps When Reporting COVID-19 Outbreaks:

Follow These Steps When Reporting Subsequent Cases:

NOTE: After submission, you may be contacted by a member of the Public Health’s Outbreak Investigation Team for the collection of any additional information needed to complete the investigation.