Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definitions for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
Note: This page and the linked resources are currently under review. Their contents are outdated as of the end of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration. Updated materials will be posted here once available.
CORHA and CSTE investigation/reporting thresholds are based upon the experience of facilities and public health jurisdictions during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the most recent Omicron variant surge. Suggested thresholds are intended to expedite facilities’ investigation of COVID-19 cases and reporting to public health authorities, thus ensuring early detection of possible outbreaks and timely intervention to prevent the virus’ spread.
Source: CORHA, CSTE
Author: CORHA, CSTE
Date Posted: August 2022
In this webinar, Erin Epson, MD, Medical Director and Chief of the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program at the California Department of Health, and CORHA Chair provides an overview of CORHA’s proposed COVID-19 outbreak reporting and definitions, shares state and local examples implementing the tool, and discusses participant feedback.