EMD COVID-19 Information

​** Important Update **

The California Department of Public Health announced​ this week that counties that have attested to meeting the criteria for accelerated re-opening may reopen with modifications for places of worship for religious services, in-store retail shopping and hair salons and barbershops. Therefore, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, revised the Public Health Order’s Appendix B that is effective at 11:59 p.m., May 26, and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The Health Order aligns with previous health orders, but supersedes those of March 19, April 7, and May 1. ​The Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, issued a new Public Health Order effective May 22 and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The May 22 Health Order aligns with previous health orders, but supersedes those of March 19, April 7, and May 1. 

​​The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing protocols while beginning to relax restrictions on lower-risk businesses. Sacramento County was given the approval by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) - view the Variance Attestation approval for Sacramento County. 

The requirements of this Health Order is permitted and is consistent with the State’s “Stage 2” Roadmap to Modify the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order. Sacramento County is recommending the CDPH guidance on the use of cloth face coverings to protect others from being infected by those without symptoms. 

Do you have questions about the Public Health Order? Call the County's COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400

Do you want to report a violation of the Public Health Officer Order? Call 3-1-1

May 22, 2020 Public Health Stay at Home Order

The Social Distancing Protocol checklist form is to be completed for each facility in the County that is frequented by the public or employees.  The checklist form can be found in Appendix A of the Order and is to be provided to each employee performing work at the facility.  Facilities are to provide this completed checklist form as evidence of implementation if requested to any authority enforcing the Order. 

Food Facilities

The new Public Health Order allows indoor and outdoor restaurant dining in Sacramento County using State Guidance. Please review the guidance and checklist links below to ensure your facility is in compliance. For any questions, please contact EMD at (916) 875-8440 or (916) 875-8484.

​Sacramento County EMD guidance documents:

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

​​Enviro​n​men​tal Health​

 Retail Food

Field inspections will only be conducted in response to imminent health hazards. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net

General inquiries pertaining to retail food can be sent to FoodProgram@SacCounty.net

Plan Review

All plan review inspections have been canceled and counter service is not available.  The plan review section is currently accepting mail-in and electronic plan submittals only.  Staff is continuing to review plans.  Please refer to the EMD plan review webpage for general information. Messages and inquiries regarding plan review may be left at the plan review main phone number: (916) 874-6010

Recreational Health 

Field inspec​tions will only be conducted in response to imminent health hazards. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

​Body Art 

​​Body art facilities fall under businesses that have been directed to close to the public. Inspections will resume after the “Stay at Home” order has been rescinded.

Environment​​​al Compliance

Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team

Staff will respond to 3-1-1 complaints, ha​​​zardous materials and waste spills. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

Hazardou​​s Materials and Hazar​​​dous ​Waste 

Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Inspections will not be conducted during the Sacramento County Health Officer stay at home order. 

Small Public Drinking Water Systems

Staff will a​nalyze water sample test result data for presence of acute contamination and respond to water infrastructure complaints. Staff will continue to inspect water systems to ensure water quality and safe infrastructure. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

For all other inquiries regarding small public drinking water systems, email: FloydM@SacCounty.net 

​Drinking Water Wells

Non-water well related inspections will be not be scheduled during stay at home order. Staff will respond to water well complaints, and inspect sanitary seal placement for n​​ew wells and destruction of old wells. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

For inquiries regarding dr​​inking water wells, email Wells@SacCounty.net

To request a water well construction or destruction inspection, call (916) 875-8524 

Wastewater Treatment / Septic Systems

Staff will respond to onsite wastewater treatment infrastructure and surfacing sewage complaints and inspect septage hauling vehicles (pumper truck inspections). Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

For inquiries regarding septic systems, email SepticInfo@SacCounty.net 

To request a septic system inspection, plot plan approval, and building permit hold release call (916) 875-1500.

Solid Waste

Staff will respond to solid waste related complaints and analyze methane gas monitoring data to ensure below explosive levels. Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint: dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

​Medical Waste

Staff will respond to medical waste  complaints.  Call the Sacramento County service request line to file a complaint.  Dial 311 or file online at: 311.saccounty.net​

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