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COVID-19 Healthcare Partner Resources

OHA to Distribute Remdesivir to Hospitals Statewide

Providers: See "Healthcare Providers and Clinical Laboratories" below for patient criteria, hospital distribution information and more.

OHSU Connected Care Center hotline

For advice managing care for adult and pediatric patients with COVID-19, call the OHSU Connected Care Center hotline at 833-OHSU-CCC (833-647-8222), option 9. The hotline is staffed seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Reports

Projected Epidemic Trends: 
July 22, 2020
Scroll down to view previous projections

Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems Response to COVID-19
Initial Report, March 23, 2020

For Oregon Healthcare Personnel, Partners and Local Public Health

Playbooks describe the joint collaborative agreement between the Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit and other state agencies with the intended goal of stabilizing the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in a facility or work place. The Playbooks describe the roles and responsibilities of each agency and program as stabilization efforts are coordinated.

Responding to Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities

The document below establishes the coordination and response efforts of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when three (3) or more cases of COVID-19 are associated with a long-term care facility. This coordinated response will help to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 and, when it is possible, ensure that these facilities can continue to operate while protecting the public’s health. This coordinated agreement allows for proactive strategies to prevent further spread within in a facility.

Responding to Outbreaks in Food Processing Establishments

The document below establishes the coordination and response efforts of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when one or more cases of COVID-19 are identified in a food processing facility.

Responding to Outbreaks in Developmental Disability Residential Settings

The document below establishes the coordination and response efforts of the Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when three or more cases of COVID-19 are associated with a developmental d​isability residential setting, otherwise known as a facility.


COVID-19 Testing

Testing Guidance

NOTE: Clinicians throughout the community can order COVID-19 testing at their discretion through commercial labs WITHOUT approval by public health.


To Get Approval for Testing through the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory


COVID-19 Testing Labs

Clinical and Infection Control Guidance

Guidance for Clinics and Hospitals


Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities


Guidance for Foster Care or Group Homes


Guidance for Home Care​


Guidance for in-person interpreters and health care providers who work with them


Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Entry into Acute Health Care Facilities

Elective and Non-Urgent Procedures

Governor's Executive Order 20​-22

Framework for Restarting

Workgroup on PPE Guidance for Non-Emergency and Elective Procedures

Guidance on Resumption and Continued Provision of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures

Emergency Disease Reporting Rules

Submitting Specimens to OSPHL

Obtain approval for testing through the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory by submitting a Confidential Oregon Morbidity Report​ (see Provisional Guidance for details).

Specimens approved for testing should be shipped refrigerated (2-8°C) to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) following appropriate shipping regulations.

    The following completed form must accompany all specimens:
  • Virology/Immunology Test Request Form (one form per specimen)
    • In the “OTHER/MOLECULAR” section, mark the checkbox indicating “Other” and type or write in “2019-nCoV” or “COVID-19” on the line provided.

Please refer to the OSPHL Lab Test Menu and the CDC Interim Guidance for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from PUIs for complete specimen collection guidance.

COVID-19 Training: TRAIN Learning Network

CDC TRAIN provides access to courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, grantees, and other funded partners. Courses offered by CDC course providers have been approved and verified by CDC.

Ambulatory practice questions?

Email cccoperations@ohsu.edu.


Letter Templates

Case Letter

Contact Letter

Laboratory-related Terminology

Guidance for Pharmacies

Visit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy website for the most recent gui​dance.

COVID-19 Information Sessions for Oregon Health Care Providers

Thursdays at noon

 OHA Informational Sessions Flyer   ECHO Informational Sessions Flyer   Informational Sessions Survey

Skype Broadcast (audio provided through computer or mobile device)

Future webinars will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month

View past material (pdf)

These documents can be provided upon request in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities or in a language other than English for people with limited English skills. To request this publication in another format or language, email thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us, or call 971-304-9642 (voice) or 711 for TTY.

Watch the recordings (YouTube)

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This virtual interactive session occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12-1:15 pm. Hosted by the Oregon ECHO Network at OHSU, the session will be staffed by Dr. Hargunani and Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County Health Officer and other invited content experts. They will provide the latest updates, share COVID-19 clinical cases and answer questions.

​Register for the full series

View past material (pdf)

Watch the recordings (Vimeo)

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COVID-19 Data from OHA

 OHA COVID-19 Website   OHA Data Dashboard

Data Reports and Projections

COVID-19 Daily Update (formerly called the Situational Status Report)
Produced Monday - Friday by the Oregon Health Authority, this update provides an overview of the COVID-19 situation in Oregon.

COVID-19 Weekly Report
Produced weekly by the Oregon Health Authority, this report includes details on symptoms, risk factors, demographics, recovery, zip code data, workplace outbreaks, and long term care and senior living communities.

REAL D Data Collection

Please be advised that Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability (REAL D) data collection standards remain in place during the COVID-19 response. REAL D rules (per ORS 413.161; OAR 943-070-0000 - 943-070-0070) have not been suspended. These standards apply to programs in which the authority or the department collects, records or reports such data.

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