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OHA website has tips for those who test positive for COVID

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched a new website Jan. 12 that includes what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, if you have been exposed, and how to seek resources if you’re isolating at home. The site can be accessed at oregon.gov/positivecovidtest.

The new COVID-19 Case Support Hotline at 866-917-8881 is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

OHA is also moving to an “opt-in” model for investigating COVID-19 cases. 

People can report their positive at-home test result through the online survey linked at oregon.gov/positivecovidtest, or get help completing the survey through the hotline.

While OHA doesn’t require individuals to report at-home test results, it highly recommends people to do so, and to let close contacts know about potential exposure. 

Hospitals, health care providers, labs and local public health authorities are required to report test results.

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