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 COVID-19 Emergency Rules

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


COVID-19 Emergency Rules OHA COVID-19 Website

 Public health warning: Stop using vaping products

The Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products. OHA is working with local public health and health care partners to track any illnesses in Oregon.


Vaping Emergency Rule Oregon Investigation

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.

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OR Epi 2020 (April 21-23)  Canceled
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The 37th Annual Oregon Epidemiologists' Meeting (OR  
Epi 2020)  is canceled  after considering the urgent need for managing the workload and personnel resources associated with the COVID-19 response.  This was a difficult decision for all of us and we are grateful for your continued support and collaboration.   

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OR Epi 2020 Conference Cancellation

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