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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

 

 

Provider Guidance and Resources:

Specimen Collection Field Guide for COVID-19 testing 

Collection of laboratory specimens for 2019-nCoV testing

Updates in Criteria for Evaluation of PUI

Interim Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Under Investigation for 2019-nCoV

Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines

 

Signage for Patient Areas:

English (PDF)

Spanish (PDF)

Mandarin (PDF)

 

Field Personnel (first responders) sending individuals meeting the case definition for PUI to any emergency room should call ahead and provide a mask to the patient. Outpatient healthcare providers sending individuals meeting the case definition for PUI to any emergency room should call ahead, provide a mask to the patient, and if possible, the patient should be moved to an airboorne infection isolation room (AIIR). If no AIIR is available, place a mask on the patient and isolate them in an exam room.

 

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Communicable Disease:

Measles Clinical Guidance

Measles Information Poster for Office Settings

Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Reportable Diseases & Conditions

 

Forms:

Animal Bite Form

CMR 110 A Form (General report form)

CMR 110 B Form (For tuberculosis only)

CMR 110 C Form (For conditions that impair vehicle driving ability)

Communicable Disease Control Forms

 

General:

CDPH