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All clinics, laboratories and testing centers are required to notify UCo Health of a positive COVID-19 test result. Due to the number of recent positive cases, UCo Health is no longer conducting Active Case Investigation. This means that UCo Health will not be calling everyone who tests positive for COVID-19. 

 

If you have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19:

• Isolate from others until at least 5 days since you started having symptoms and you have been without a fever (without the help of fever reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.

• If you are asymptomatic, isolate for 5 days following the day you were tested.

• Continue to wear a mask when out in public.

If you have tested positive from an At Home Test those results are not reported to UCo Health. If you would like to report the results of your At Home Test, you can use the following link (in English or in Spanish)  OR you can call 541-278-6290

• If you have been EXPOSED to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19:

If you ARE up to date with the COVID-19 vaccinations (see full definition in chart below):
•There is no need to quarantine.  Wear a mask around others for 10 days following your exposure.

If you ARE NOT up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations:
• You should quarantine for 5 days following your last exposure.

• If you do not have any symptoms, you can discontinue quarantine after 5 days but must wear a mask around other people for 10 days following your last exposure.

If you have tested positive or have been exposed and have any questions, please call the Umatilla County COVID-19 Call Center (541) 278-6290.  

FAQ: Why is UCo Health no longer actively contact tracing? The decision to stop making phone calls to every positive case report is simply due to overwhelming case numbers. We are unable to reach out to everyone in a timely manner, so we have chosen to prioritize our outreach to outbreaks at higher risk facilities. Facilities include long-term care, food-processing/agricultural and K-12 schools. 

Why should I report my at home test? Many employers require letters from a doctor's office or Public Health before they will let an employee return to work. Every positive case reported to UCo Health will receive a letter sent to the address collected by the test provider. 

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Information:

Oregon Health Authority  •  Centers for Disease Control  •  World Health Organization