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Remdesivir Allocation

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

Clinical and Infection Control Guidance

Guidance for Clinics and Hospitals

Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

Guidance for Home Care

Guidance for in-person interpreters and health care providers who work with them

Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Entry into Acute Health Care Facilities

Elective and Non-Urgent Procedures

Governor’s Executive Order 20-22

Framework for Restarting

Guidance on Resumption of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures

Clients with Suicide Risk

Non-discrimination in Medical Treatment

Emergency 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.