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Recent COVID-19-related Rules (reporting, masking, vaccination, etc.)

For more information on communicable disease-related masking, reporting and other requirements, click here.

COVID-19 Reporting Rules Adopted

View rules pertaining to COVID-19, including reporting positive and negative laboratory test results, work restrictions, school exclusions and other reporting requirements.

COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules OHA COVID-19 Website Healthcare Partner Resources




Working to Keep Oregonians Healthy

Disease prevention and control is a cooperative effort involving health care providers, local and state health department personnel and members of the community. Oregon Public Health Division programs work to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases. This includes collecting and analyzing disease reports, studying risk factors, protecting exposed individuals and families, developing guidelines for disease prevention and control, and planning and responding to public health emergencies involving communicable diseases. Protecting the population from communicable diseases is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

Featured News

Hepatitis C Testing

CDC heptestOregon has the fourth highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S. and the second highest rate of hepatitis C-related mortality.

CDC now recommends one-time hepatitis C testing of all adults and all pregnant people during every pregnancy. Find out more about prevention, testing, and treatment of hepatitis C on CDC's new "Know More About Hepatitis" resource page for providers



OR Epi 2021 (April 21-23)  CANCELLED
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The 38th Annual Oregon Epidemiologists' Meeting  (OR  Epi 2021) is cancelled.  

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While 2021 conference is cancelled, you can find out about past conferences here: OR Epi Conference

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