Posted in Health Care, March 24, 2020

Updated: March 24, 2020

OHSU Tuality Healthcare is well-prepared to care for patients arriving with respiratory illnesses and efforts are underway to ensure ongoing preparedness for COVID-19.

Tuality is working with our local, state and federal resources to provide coordinated care during the crisis. We’ve created a COVID-19 Updates web page to share new information when it becomes available.

The following are additional updates and recommendations based on guidance from state and local public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  • On March 23, 2020, Gov. Kate Brown announced a new Executive Order to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.
  • Close contacts are people who have been within 6 feet of a confirmed case for more than one hour without protective gear. If you have not been in close contact with a confirmed case then you should report to work as usual.
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  • Individuals who believe they may have been exposed to a confirmed case should contact their county health department directly.
  • Individuals who have mild flu-like symptoms should not go to the emergency department, urgent care or outpatient clinics. Rather, they should remain home, and call their primary care clinician.
  • Testing for COVID-19 is not widely available and requires approval from public health officials. Most individuals do not require testing. Read how to determine appropriate categories for testing. This information is updated and kept current based upon the evolving situation.

The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available at: