COVID-19 resources

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Clark County

Washington state

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus disease 2019 website (Español)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information for travel webpage
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Travel Planner (travel guidance and recommendations for destination cities and states)
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Reporting requirements in Washington

Schools and childcare facilities are required to notify the local health department of the presence of a contagious disease (WAC 246-110-020) or of suspected or confirmed outbreaks of notifiable conditions that may be associated with the facility (WAC 246-101-415 246-101-420). The goal of reporting is to prevent further spread of disease by implementing appropriate control measures.

To report COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in schools, visit the Schools and Child Care page.

Resources for K-12 schools and child care facilities

Higher education guidance

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Reporting requirements in Washington

Long term care facilities are required to report all suspected and confirmed outbreaks to their local health department (WAC 246-101-305). The goal of reporting is to prevent further spread of disease by implementing appropriate control measures.

To report COVID-19 cases:

Clark County Public Health recommendations

State guidance, resources 

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Clark County Food Safety staff offer COVID-19 consults upon request of a food establishment to review operations or answer questions.  If interested, fill out this short form to request a COVID Consult.

Signs

Additional resources

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Point-of-care testing

Facilities administering point-of-care (POC) testing for COVID-19 must report all their positive test results to Clark County Public Health and Washington State Department of Health.

A point-of-care testing facility is one that administers POC tests, such as rapid tests for diagnosing COVID-19, which provide results within minutes of the test being administered.

Washington Administrative Code WAC 246-101 requires laboratories to report all COVID-19 results. This reporting requirement applies to all facilities conducting point-of-care or rapid screening tests for COVID-19, including clinics that are not traditionally a lab, such as long-term care facilities, schools, and correctional facilities.

Over-the-counter tests (those performed and interpreted by the patient) are considered point-of-care tests when they are done at the direction or recommendation of a CLIA-waived facility. The facility is required to report those results under their CLIA waiver as a POC result.

How to report POC results:

  • Submit a COVID-19 POC Test Report Form to Clark County Public Health via secure fax at 564.397.8080
  • Submit results to Washington State Department of Health via Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR). 

Visit the CDC website for guidance on regulatory requirements for POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.

Health care providers

 

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