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COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

This page contains information for:

  1. Non-healthcare facilities (e.g. places of business, etc.) reporting a COVID-19 case or requesting a consultation about a COVID-19 exposure
  2. Healthcare providers or clinical laboratories reporting a patient or resident wtih COVID-19  (scroll down)
  3. Healthcare employers reporting employees (e.g. healthcare workers or staff) with COVID-19  (scroll down)
  4. Healthcare facilities reporting facility-level COVID-19 data for local and national response efforts (scroll down)

Non-Healthcare Reporting

1) REPORTING CASES IN EMPLOYEES, PATRONS OR VISITORS: 

Healthcare Reporting

2) REPORTING CASES AMONG PATIENTS AND RESIDENTS

In accordance with DCMR Chapter 22B 201.1(ff) and 201.1 (gg) and as part of the District of Columbia’s (DC’s) Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) response, healthcare providers must report negative and positive test results for all COVID-19 diagnostic and serologic testing, including point-of-care testing. Reports should be submitted electronically using DC Reporting and Surveillance Center (DCRC), our online reporting system.

  • Outpatient providers should submit a COVID-19 Reporting Form online using DCRC
  • Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities should report cases in patients/residents via daily line lists to DC Health.
  • Intermediate care facilities and community residential facilities should continue to report COVID-19 cases to Department of Behavioral Health or Department of Disability Services (whichever agency oversees your facility).
  • Please email [email protected] with any questions about COVID-19 reporting requirements.

 

3) REPORTING CASES AMONG HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

In accordance with DCMR Chapter 22B 201.1(ff), 201.1 (gg) and 208.2 and as part of the District of Columbia’s (DC’s) Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) response, all healthcare settings are to begin timely reporting of all healthcare personnel infected with COVID-19 who work in the District of Columbia.

All deaths should be reported within 24 hours to [email protected].

Hospitals, home health agencies and hemodialysis facilities should:

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities should:

Intermediate care facilities and chapter 34 and chapter 35 community residence facilities should:

Any outpatient facility that is not a hemodialysis facility (e.g., dental, ambulatory surgical center, cancer clinics, and ambulatory care/primary care) should:

Why is this being requested?

Individual-level data is necessary for outbreak detection and rapid implementation of response measures. We expect your cooperation in reporting this critical information to DC Health.

Please email [email protected] with any questions about COVID-19 reporting, or [email protected] with any questions regarding healthcare personnel reporting requirements.

We thank you for all that you are doing to help keep DC residents and essential healthcare personnel safe.

 

4) REPORTING FACILITY-LEVEL DATA TO INFORM THE LOCAL AND NATION RESPONSE EFFORTS

Hospitals (e.g., short-stay, long term acute care, etc.) should:

  • Submit data to EMResource and Teletracking portal 
  • Please contact [email protected] with questions or requests for assistance.

Skilled nursing facilities should:

Assisted living facilities are encouraged to: