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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

September is National Food Safety
Education Month

1 in 6 americans foodborne illness

This month take an active role in preventing foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning.” The federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s about 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Following simple food safety tips can help lower your chance of getting sick.

For more information:

Oregon Health Authority
Food and Drug Administration

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 logo

OR Epi 2022 is cancelled.  We will explore opportunities and resources where we may be able to come together in 2023 to share our knowledge, lessons learned and experiences during the past years.       

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You can find out about past conferences here: internet explorer iconOR Epi Conference