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Communicable Disease Rules and Reporting

Recent COVID-19-related Rules 

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

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Healthcare provider REALD collection and reporting rules

Healthcare provider REALD collection and reporting rules
Effective date: 9/30/2021-3/28/22

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily amending OAR 333-018-0011 pertaining to Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability COVID-19 Data Reporting. 

Please direct any questions related to this rule to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, OHAREALD.Questions@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-673-1240.

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Vaccination requirements to control COVID-19 for healthcare providers and healthcare staff

Vaccination requirements to control COVID-19 for healthcare providers and healthcare staff  Effective date: 9/1/2021-1/31/2022   

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily adopting OAR 333-019-1010 pertaining to vaccination requirements for healthcare providers and healthcare staff to control COVID-19.  Please note that a previous requirement (Temporary Administrative Order PH-34-2021) included a testing option which is eliminated with the current requirement. 

Please direct any questions related to this rule to COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-266-2886.  

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Masking to control COVID-19 in healthcare settings

Masking requirements to control COVID-19 in healthcare settings 
Effective date: 8/20/21-2/15/2022

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily adopting OAR 333-019-1011 pertaining to the control of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.

Please direct any questions related to this rule to COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-945-5488.

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Masking in indoor and outdoor spaces in Oregon

Adoption of rule requiring masks to be worn in indoor and outdoor spaces in Oregon  Effective date: 8/13/2021-2/8/2022 

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily adopting OAR 333-019-1025 requiring masks to be worn in indoor and outdoor spaces in Oregon.

Please direct any questions related to this rule to COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-945-5488.

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Masking in schools

Masking requirements in schools  Effective date: 9/3/2021-1/28/2022

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily adopting Oregon Administrative Rules in Chapter 333, Division 19 pertaining to masking requirements in schools related to COVID-19 in accordance with OAR 333-019-1015.

Please direct any questions related to this rule to COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-945-5488.

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- Immunity, exclusions public health and safety requirements

Immunity, exclusions, public health and safety requirements for childcare providers and youth programs  Effective date: 6/29/2021-12/25/2021

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily amending and adopting Oregon Administrative Rules in Chapter 333, Division 19 pertaining to immunity, exclusions, and public health and safety requirements for childcare providers and youth programs related to COVID-19 in accordance with OAR 333-019-0010 and 333-019-1005.

Please direct any questions related to this rule to COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-945-5488.

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE -- COVID-19 Monoclonal antibody protocol to Protocol Compendia based on PHPFAC recommendation

Effective date: 9/1/2021-2/27/2022

The Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee (PHPFAC) approved a protocol for the pharmacist prescribing and subcutaneous administration of COVID monoclonal antibodies (mAB) with REGEN-COVTM.

Please direct any questions related to this rule to pharmacy.rulemaking@bop.state.or.us or 971-673-0001.

Permanent Rule: 
Reporting of SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequence results

Permanent Rule

Labs that sequence SARS-CoV-2 are required to transmit sequence data to OHA in accordance, with amended OAR 333-018-0016. Effective October 16, 2021


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  
poster thumbnail: communicable disease reporting for laboratories  
poster thumbnail: reporting healthcare-associated infections  
poster thumbnail: reporting CRE  

Featured Links

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.

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