COVID 19 Environmental Health

​​Retail Food Facilities, Recreational Health 

Sacramento County Environmental Health Division (EH) is dedicated to providing regulated businesses in Sacramento County with the information, resources, and guidance needed to operate safely and in compliance with state and local requirements.

EH will comply with Public Health Orders and take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission to its staff and the public during field inspections. These precautions include staff training, assessing staff for symptoms, and providing staff with personal protective equipment.

Face Covering

Face coverings are required to be worn when inside any public space, and outside when six feet social distancing cannot be maintained.  Face covering requirements and exemptions can be found in the California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.

Retail Food Facilities

State and County guidelines currently allow food facilities in Sacramento County to open indoor dining at a maximum of 25% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. (Updated (9/29/20) Outdoor dining areas may continue to remain open and food may be sold for pick-up or delivery. Please review State Guidance and checklist links below to ensure your facility is in compliance. For questions, contact EMD: (916) 875-8440 or (916) 875-8484.

Email general retail food inquiries to

Plan Review

The plan review section is currently accepting mail-in and electronic plan submittals, only – no walk-up counter service at this time. For information or to make an appointment for a plan review inspection, call (916) 874-6010. Please refer to the EMD plan review webpage for general information.

Recreational Health (Public Pools/Spas)

Public swimming pools may be open while following State and County guidelines.  Spas are required to be kept closed.  State guidelines for Swimming Pools/Aquatic Venues can be found under the State of California Industry Guidance for Fitness Facilities. To report a violation or complaint: dial 3-1-1 or file a report online:

Facility Cleaning and Disinfection

For general COVID-19 information, visit or call the COVID-19 Hotline, 916-875-2400.

For general inquiries call: (916) 875-8484​

For Covid-19 complaints call: 311 or (916) 875-4311

Or visit the Sacramento County 311 Connect website at:​​