COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting

Page last updated 8/21/2023.


  • From January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022, AB 685 (Chapter 85, Statutes of 2020) mandated that non-healthcare employers report COVID-19 outbreaks to local health departments.
  • Effective January 1, 2023, non-healthcare employer reporting of outbreaks to local health departments is voluntary.
    • This does not apply to healthcare settings, residential congregate settings, schools, or daycare settings/nurseries.
  • However, the COVID-19 Prevention non-emergency regulations require all employers to report major COVID-19 outbreaks (20+ COVID-19 cases) to their nearest Cal/OSHA office.
  • For more details, please visit the Cal/OSHA webpage at

To Report a COVID-19 Outbreak

  • As of April 15, 2023, based on the workplace setting type, please send an email to the appropriate address below. 

Please include the following information in the email:

  • Email Subject Line (select one of the following)
    • Reporting outbreak
    • Requesting consultation on infection control measures
    • COVID-19 Complaint/Enforcement question
  • Reportable Disease: COVID-19
  • Facility Business Name and Department (if applicable)
  • Facility Address
  • Point of Contact
  • Point of Contact Phone Number
  • Point of Contact Email
  • Number of Employees/Staff Who Reported Testing Positive
  • Number of Residents/Students/Attendees Who Reported Testing Positive
  • Brief Explanation of Circumstances or Reason for this Request

For any other questions, please call (619) 692-8499.