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Shasta County's Response to Local Emergencies

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Information for Medical Professionals

We are appealing to all providers in Shasta County to do your part as leaders in our community to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep yourselves, your staff and your patients safe.

Partners in the COVID-19 Response: Congregate Living Facilities

 

 

Public Health doesn't happen in a silo. Community partnerships are key to supporting the health and wellbeing of Shasta County residents.

During the COVID-19 response, it has been critically important to address the needs of congregate living facilities. Learn more about how Shasta County Health and Human Services is working with nursing homes, group homes and other congregate settings in this video.

What Healthcare Personnel Should Know

Provider Vaccine Toolkits

Important information for Influenza & SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Please note that starting 4/1/2022 Shasta County Public Health Laboratory (SCPHL) will be testing all specimens submitted for either Flu or Covid will be tested for BOTH utilizing a multiplex assay.

Collection and transportation requirements remain the same:

Specimens for testing MUST be received in the Lab within 72 hours from collection, or frozen and must remain frozen through storage AND transportation to the lab. Please plan accordingly and call the Lab at (530) 225-5072 for questions regarding specimen storage.

Local Contact Information for Reporting and Testing COVID-19

Shasta County Public Health Lab web portal application: Please complete and return this form by email to HHSAPHLab@co.shasta.ca.us or by fax to 530-225-5061.

Report any suspected Patient Under Investigation (PUI) immediately to Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Branch:

  • (530) 225-5591 during business hours
  • (530) 339-9940 after hours, weekends and holidays

Staff will assist with questions about PUI criteria and testing. For questions about specimen packaging and handling, contact the Public Health lab at (530) 225-5072.

Confidential Morbidity Report for COVID-19

COVID-19 sequencing request form