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Local Guidance and Resources
All schools in Imperial County should be following and adhering to the latest CDPH guidance and requirements.
All current guidance's and the letter from CDPH are linked below:
- CDPH K-12 Guidance 2022-23 School year
- Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine
- CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings
- Local Orders: Isolation and Quarantine
Child Care Guidance and Resources
- Guidance for Child Care Providers and Programs
- Guidance for Child Care Providers: Questions & Answers
- Child Care Resources
- Decision trees [English] [Spanish]
REPORTING SCHOOL CASES AND OUTBREAKS
As of July 1, 2022, Imperial County Public Health no longer requires individual COVID-19 case reporting by K-12 Schools. However, Schools and Child Care facilities must report COVID-19 Outbreaks (3 or more cases within a 14-day period and epidemiologically linked). Reports should be made by submitting case information of Students/Staff in the form below:
The following are steps for schools and child-care providers when reporting COVID-19 positive cases:
- Before completing the required form, you will need to collect some general information on the COVID-19 positive case (i.e. testing facility, test collection date, DOB, etc.) You can download this questionnaire before starting your electronic form submission.
- Complete the electronic School and Childcare Facility Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Case and Exposures linked above. 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.
- If you have questions, email the Imperial County Public Health School Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 442-265-7482.
CONTACT TRACING, ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE
All positive students and staff should be instructed to isolate immediately. Upon notification of positive cases, it is important that school administrators provide group-wide notifications to those individuals who may have been exposed.
- See ICOE’s Decision Tree HERE
- Group tracing letter template [English] [Spanish]
- Quarantine and isolation - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (ca.gov)
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If you are interested in participating in the State testing program, refer to CDPH School Testing Program.
Please refer to our Imperial County COVID-19 Testing page for additional local testing resources.
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Getting vaccinated is an important step in keeping our local schools safe and open. Encourage your staff, students, and families to get vaccinated today!
Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases
In accordance with California Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685), Imperial County employers are required to notify the Imperial County Public Health Department of all COVID-19 related outbreaks within their workplace. An outbreak is defined as three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14- day period that are from different households and are not identified as close contacts of each other in any other COVID-19 case investigation. The full Public Health Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Exposures can be found in the Guidance Documents section of this page.
Following, are steps for employers when reporting a COVID-19 positive case and/or 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 from Guidance Documents before starting your electronic form submission.
- Step 2: Complete the electronic Workplace Reporting of COVID-19 Outbreak Form. 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 guidance please email ICPHD-EPIWorkplaceReporting@co.imperial.ca.us.
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- Public Health Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Exposures (Download PDF)
- Employer Questions about AB 685, California’s New COVID-19 Law
- Guidance for multiple industries
- General industry guidance
- Guidance for specific industries
- Industry-specific worker safety guidelines
- IV Business Recovery Taskforce
- Site Specific Protection Plan (General)
- Site Specific Protection Plan (Food Facilities)
- Sample Agency COVID-19 Response Plan
- Guidance for Essential Businesses (4.10.2020)
- Mitigation Measures for Public Swimming Pools and Spas
- COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Measures for Food Facilities
- COVID-19 & STIGMA
A written, worksite-specific COVID-10 prevention plan needs to be developed for every facility based on a comprehensive risk assessment of all work areas, and each facility must designate a person to implement the plan.
Statewide guidance for business has been developed along with compliance checklists that can be found at the following link: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/. Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. Please note that businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidelines.
The following WORKSITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN Template has been developed to assist Imperial County businesses perform a risk assessment and develop the required site-specific protection plan. Businesses are not required to obtain approval of their plan. However, businesses must select applicable measures listed on the template, provide specific details specific to their business, and be prepared to explain why any measure not implemented is not applicable to the business.
If properly completed, this Template can serve as the required Worksite-Specific Plan necessary to open per the Governor’s and Imperial County Health Officer’s order.