Infection Control

Kitsap Public Health District offers assistance to those interested in improving infection control in health care and community settings:

  • Phone assistance with communicable disease and reporting questions.
  • Assistance with outbreak investigation and control issues; call (360) 728-2235.
  • Consultations to provide public health information.

Assisted living and long-term care

  • Norovirus/vomiting/diarrhea outbreaks—Know your facility’s normal gastrointestinal illness rate. This will help you quickly identify outbreaks. Use this toolkit if you suspect an outbreak.
  • Flu outbreaks—Monitor flu-like illness Oct. 1 through April 30. Use this tool to promptly and effectively respond to an outbreak.
  • Assisted living flu outbreaks—Congregate living facilities must provide a safe living environment. Use this tool to quickly identify and control flu outbreaks.

Patient materials

INFECTION CONTROL NEWS

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December 29, 2021

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updates for Providers – New I&Q Guidance, FDA grants EUA to Molnupiravir

Actions Requested Be aware, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new isolation and quarantine (I&Q) guidance for healthcare…
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December 23, 2021

Health Advisory: Paxlovid Granted EUA and Testing Before Gathering

Actions Requested Be aware, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the first oral antiviral treatment…
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November 10, 2021

Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for Prioritizing Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibodies

Actions Requested Be aware, Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued updated interim guidance for prioritizing anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) on November…