Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks for Schools, Child Care and Businesses

Who do I report COVID-19 cases to in Orange County?

All Orange County Schools, Childcare sites, and Worksites report COVID-19 cases to the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), the Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ).  

The School/Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT) is the electronic reporting system used for reporting COVID-19 cases and contacts.  SPOT is a portion of the California’s Public Health case investigation and contact tracing data management system (CalCONNECT).  SPOT is one of several tools that assist Schools and Worksites in complying with state and local reporting requirements.

How do I report COVID-19 cases to OCHCA?

For a complete resource to reporting COVID-19 cases and contacts in Orange County For Schools/Childcare sites, see the revised Investigation and Contact Tracing Processes and Guidance for OC Schools (May 2021) and For Worksites see COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting Process for OC Businesses (May 2021)


Please Note: Reporting cases and contacts is a two-step process.  The report is not considered complete until both steps are done:
 

Step 1:   Complete the Intake Form (School/Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking-SPOT)

online at https://cdph.force.com/SPOT/s/IntakeForm

Receive 2 emails:

1) OCSpotSchools@ochca.com (Schools and childcare sites) with an Exposure Event number/instructions   
                         

OR

 2) calconnectdonotreply@cdph.ca.gov  with log in credentials and further instruction

Step 2:  Complete reporting by following the CDPH email instructions and enter case and close contact information in the secure SPOT portal https://cdph.force.com/SPOT/s/ using the exposure event number provided.

Log in below with credentials provided in the email from CDPH:        
After logging in, change your password. Once Logged in, see the SPOT home page:

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SEE SCHOOL PORTAL DEMO VIDEO FOR FUTHER INSTRUCTIONS:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIqTkpdSmbQ&list=PLZqpl41f-8c9AY5DBljgERsNmjL6Wmv98&index=27

SEE SHARED (BUSINESS) PORTAL DEMO VIDEO FOR FUTHER INTRUCTIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzg6wq9Llns&list=PLZqpl41f-8c9AY5DBljgERsNmjL6Wmv98&index=26