Long Term Care Facilities

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


How to report to the Communicable Disease Program:

(1) Fax the disease specific report form to 564.397.8080 (secure fax)               ​

  • Influenza                                              
  • Gastrointestinal Illness                 ​ ​​

(2) Call the Communicable Disease Program (Ph: 564.397.8182) for any questions.


Disease specific toolkits:



Viral Gastroenteritis (VGE):


Other long term care facility resources: