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Communicable Disease Rules and Reporting

Recent COVID-19-related Rules 

Learn about communicable disease-related masking, reporting and other requirements.

COVID-19 RELATED RULES

This table provides a listing of COVID-19 related rules by category (i.e.: masks, vaccination); setting (i.e.: schools, health care); rule number; rule status (proposed, temporary,  permanent)  effective date; and expiration date. The row can be expanded by clicking the plus (+) at the end of the row to view information about upcoming hearings on the rule and related documents.
Update: Rule 333-018-0016 - Proposal to make rule permanent.


PERMANENT RULE VACCINE-RELATED DOCUMENTS 
(OAR 333-019-1010)



COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules

COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules Adopted

The rules for reporting COVID-19 have been adopted in Division 18, Chapter 333 disease reporting rules, including the reporting of diseases in out-of-state residents.

COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules



 

Reporting Resources on this page:


Health Care Providers and Laboratorians

All Oregon physicians, other health care providers and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments (pdf). Some cases are subject to restrictions (OAR Division 19) on school attendance, day care attendance, patient care, and food handling. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of Oregon morbidity patterns. In 2007, the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed HB 2524 (pdf) authorizing the Health Care Acquired Infection Advisory Committee, a statutorily mandated committee, to advise Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) on the development of a health care acquired infections reporting program in Oregon.

For more resources, see our page for Health Care Providers and Laboratorians.

Local Public Health Authorities

Listed below are key resources for LHDs related to disease reporting.

 Visit our Local Health Department page for more resources.

    Disease Reporting Posters

    New reportables are highlighted on the posters. Visit What and When to Report for more information. 

    poster thumbnail: communicable disease reporting for clinicians  
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    Disease Reporting Posters

    Communicable disease reporting posters


    Reporting Rules

    All Oregon physicians, other health care providers, and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments.


    Surveillance Data

    The Oregon Public Health Division collects data to inform physicians and the public about the infections that are identified in Oregon and whom they tend to affect.


    Outbreak Summary Forms

    All suspected food or waterborne outbreaks should be reported immediately to the on-call OHA epidemiologists. This form is usually completed by the OHA epidemiologist who is assigned to work with LPHA staff on the investigation.