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If you have questions or concerns about the early childhood education or K-12 guidance and recommendations, please contct your program or school administrator. If you would like to report issues or have further questions you can contact the health department at covid19edu@longbeach.gov.



When to Report

COVID-19 reporting for early childhood education (ECE) programs, K-12 schools, and institutions of higher education (IHE) has shifted to require sites to notify local health departments when they meet the reporting threshold of three or more child, student, or staff cases of COVID-19 in the same setting (age group, class, grade, room number, sports team, club, dorm, etc.) within a 14-day period.

Use the drop down menu below to see more information on current guidance and specific reporting requirements for ECE programs, K-12 schools, and IHE.

How to Report

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

SPOT allows Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs, K-12 schools, and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to send case information 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 guidance is needed.

Benefits of SPOT

  • Expands California’s contact tracing and outbreak mitigation efforts by facilitating collaboration and sharing of information between ECE programs, K-12 schools, and IHE.

  • Eliminates need to manually maintain cumulative case cluster/outbreak line lists as SPOT does this automatically.

  • Allows for instant information sharing amongst your team as information submitted to SPOT can be viewed by all liaisons associated with the location.

  • SPOT users can also send requests to edit case information or receive additional guidance directly to their assigned school investigator. Updates regarding your request will be automatically sent to your email.

COVID-19 Reporting Toolkit

To get started using SPOT, review "Using SPOT for the First Time" in the drop down menu below or download the full COVID-19 Reporting Toolkit for ECE, K-12, and IHE and One-Page SPOT Quick Guide.

For additional questions or assistance using SPOT please contact Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services at (562) 570-4302 or covid19edu@longbeach.gov.