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Emergency Rules: COVID-19

COVID-19 Emergency Rule: Effective March 30, 2020

Need for the Rule

On March 9, 2020 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, adopted temporary rule OAR 333-018-0900, in which it required healthcare providers, licensed laboratories and healthcare facilities to report COVID-19 cases; and laboratories additionally to report negative results of COVID-19 testing. Unless a permanent rule is adopted, this temporary rule is effective through September 4, 2020.

On March 30, the OHA Public Health Division amended this rule to require, in addition to the above, the reporting, within 24 hours, of individuals with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and of deaths from COVID-19. Healthcare providers must submit reports through OHA’s Online Morbidity Report, www.healthoregon.org/howtoreport.

This temporary rule is effective March 30, 2020 through September 4, 2020.

For more details, see the documents below:

  • Notice to Interested Parties April 1, 2020
  • Temporary Administrative Order (Including Statement of Need and Justification)March 30, 2020

If you would prefer a hardcopy to be sent, please send an email to publichealth.rules@state.or.us.

See current reporting rules.

COVID-19 Emergency Rule: Effective March 9, 2020

Need for the Rule

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, is temporarily adopting OAR 333-017-0800 and OAR 333-018-900 which adds a definition of COVID-19 and adds COVID-19 to the list of diseases reportable to public health authorities within 24 hours. Positive test results for COVID-19 must be reported within 24 hours and negative COVID-19 results within one working day.

In addition, OHA is also adopting OAR 333-19-1000 related to exclusion from schools, children's facilities, food service facilities and health care facilities. These temporary rules are effective March 9, 2020 through September 4, 2020.

For more details, see the documents below:

  • Notice to Interested PartiesMarch 10, 2020
  • Temporary Administrative Order PH-2020 (Including Statement of Need and Justification)March 10, 2020

If you would prefer a hardcopy to be sent, please send an email to publichealth.rules@state.or.us.

See current reporting rules.

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