Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Businesses

Workplace Requirements

Employers are required to investigate and respond to any COVID-19 cases in the workplace as outlined by California Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685) and the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS).

Additionally, per AB 685, non-healthcare workplaces are required to notify the local health department within 48 hours when they meet the reporting threshold of three or more staff cases of COVID-19 in the same setting (i.e. have a potential connection in time and place at the worksite) within a 14-day period.

The following guidance refers to management of COVID-19 cases in non-healthcare, non-residential worksites:

For additional questions please contact Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) at (562) 570-4302 or

How to Report

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has transitioned to the statewide COVID-19 reporting system, SPOT (the Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking), effective October 20, 2022.

SPOT allows businesses to send case counts to California’s secure public health data management system called CalCONNECT, where Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) can efficiently review reports and determine if additional information or guidance is needed.

Once the reporting threshold has been met, follow the directions below to use the SPOT Intake Form to report COVID-19 case clusters at non-healthcare workplaces.

11-minute video tutorial demonstrating how to use SPOT for workplace liaisons:

Video Tutorial: SPOT Reporting for Workplace Liaisons

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1.   Navigate to

2.   Click the "New Users" button on the left

3.   Select "Long Beach" Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ)

4.   Select "Report Workplace Exposure"

5.   Input required Key Point of Contact information

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email
    • Phone
    • Title/Role
6.   Input required Location of Exposure fields for the worksite where exposure occurred:
    • Location Name
    • Location Type
    • Street
    • City
    • Zip/Postal Code
7.   Input Required Exposure Information fields for case(s) being reported:
    • Start Date of Exposure
    • Specific Place in Location
    • Number of COVID-19 Positive Cases
    • Do people live at this location?
8.   In response to "Do you want to provide case information now?" select "No, I will provide this information later once the health department has confirmed the information"

9.   A summary of all information entered will appear
    • After reviewing the summary for accuracy, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Finish"
10.   After submitting you will receive two emails from CA COVID Team:
    • An automatic notification email with the message that the SPOT Intake Form was submitted successfully, a copy of information entered, and links to various resources.
    • You will receive a second email once LBDHHS successfully processes your SPOT Intake Form; this email contains the location and exposure details and instructions on how to report additional cases linked to this cluster.
    • How to Report Additional Cases: To report additional cases linked to this case cluster submit another SPOT Intake form, inputting the same Specific Place in Location and a message in the Notes section.

      IMPORTANT: When reporting additional cases, under "Number of COVID-19 Positive Cases" input the number of NEW cases, not the total number of cases in the cluster. The processing confirmation email from LBDHHS will confirm that the total case count has been updated.

Download the one page SPOT Reporting Quick Guide for Non-Healthcare Workplaces 

Download the full SPOT COVID-19 Reporting Toolkit for Non-healthcare Workplaces