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The Oregon Health Authority is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. All updates about this outbreak can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Updates webpage.
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) began to test for COVID-19 on February 28, 2020. All testing at OSPHL must be approved by public health authorities. If you would like to submit a specimen for testing, please follow the instructions for Submitting Specimens on the OHA COVID-19 Healthcare Partner webpage.
The OSPHL observes laboratory closures in accordance with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) designated closures. Please visit the DAS Building Closures website for a list of planned holiday closures and weather-related closures.
In the event of a weather-related closure, some OSPHL staff may report to work to receive specimens. Limited testing services may be provided.
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