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COVID-19 Healthcare Partner Resources

Apply for new round of federal Provider Relief Fund payments by Nov. 6, 2020

Starting Oct. 5, providers can apply for new Provider Relief Fund payments

As of Oct. 22, even more providers can apply, regardless of whether they have received Medicare or Medicaid funds. See the expanded list of eligible providers.

Learn more on the HHS website.

For Oregon Healthcare Personnel, Partners and Local Public Health

CDC, CVS and Walgreens Vaccination Program

For skilled nursing, assisted living, residential care, adult foster care and other community-based care facilities, such as group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority are notifying long-term care facilities and small congregate settings that their residents and employees can get no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations when a vaccine becomes available. 

The registration deadline for this program is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 29.

Vaccine Distribution Plan

​The CDC has asked all states to share how they plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine once a safe and effective vaccine is ready. OHA has submitted a draft plan to CDC. OHA’s plan will follow federal guidance for a phased approach. This means starting with vaccinations for critical groups, including people involved in the pandemic response and people at the highest risk for getting very sick. As more vaccine becomes available, there will be wider distribution to other high risk groups and the general public.

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.

Responding to Outbreaks in Agriculture and Farm Operations

The purpose of this plan is to establish the coordination and response efforts of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when one or more cases of COVID19 are identified at a farming operation.

Prehospital Guidance for COVID-19

Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Mask and Face Covering Use in Health Care Offices


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, Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities

CDC Guidance for Clinics and Hospitals

Specific Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

Foster Care or Group Homes

Workers Providing In-home Personal Care

In-person interpreters and health care providers who work with them

Correctional and Detention Facilities

Home Care​

Entry into Acute Health Care Facilities

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.



Behavioral Health Resources for Responders​

This is a non-exhaustive list of available behavioral health supports. Some of the resources are for individuals actively seeking support for themselves and are also useful for organizational and governmental leaders if signs of stress or burnout are apparent in staff and volunteers. ​

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Letter Templates

Case Letter

Contact Letter

Laboratory-related Terminology and Training

Ready Schools, Safe Learners LPHA Webinar

Guidance for Pharmacies

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

Mask and Face Covering Use in Health Care Offices


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)


COVID-19 Data and Reports

 OHA COVID-19 Website   COVID-19 Data Dashboards

Data Reports and Projections


REALD Data Collection

Starting October 1, 2020, health care providers subject to Oregon Disease Reporting rules must report REALD information when reporting the following information to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA):

  • Positive or negative COVID-19 cases,
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations or deaths, and
  • MIS-C cases.

View OHA's fact sheet that describes which providers must start reporting on October 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Providers who cannot start reporting according to these due dates can request an extension to comply with REALD reporting requirements.

REALD for Health Care Providers

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