School & Child Care Provider Guidance

When to Notify Nevada County Public Health Department:

Notify Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) if your school or child care program has identified three or more cases of COVID-19 within a 7-day period.

 To notify Nevada County Public Health Department call 530-265-7258 or use the SPOT Intake Form. After you submit the SPOT Intake Form, NCPHD will review your information and contact you if additional information is required.

How to Mitigate the spread of COVID-19

For additional guidance on the management of infected and exposed people in K–12 school and child care settings, see the Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Settings to Mitigate the Spread of Communicable Disease, 2023 -2024 School Year

If you have questions, please call 530-265-7258

Tests for COVID-19

Antigen tests are preferred in the school or child care setting for rapid results.

AT-HOME TESTS — plan ahead to have tests at home before getting sick or being exposed. Available at most pharmacies, no doctor's prescription needed. Check with your local pharmacy or retail store.

More details are available at the California COVID-19 Testing Information page or by calling 211.

CDPH Testing Task Force Testing Programs

CDPH Testing Task Force OTC Test Order Form for Child Care Programs


COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for all eligible people in California, including providers, teachers, staff, children, and individuals sharing homes with members of our child care communities. Make an appointment online or call 1-833-422-4255.

Face Coverings/Masks

Masking is still an important tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Go to Mask Wearing in the Community ( for more information.

Masking Tips for Children