Infection Control

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 phone number.
  • 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


Person putting blood into vialsEmerging Diseases and ConditionsHealth AdvisoryInfection ControlNews and AlertsNotifiable Conditions
March 1, 2020

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Multiple Countries

Requested actions Be aware COVID-19 cases are increasing globally. Get a detailed travel history for patients with fever and acute…
Four doctors talking as seen from above. Two with white coats and 2 in scrubs.Infection Control
March 25, 2019

Infection Control: Resources and links

Infection Control: Resources and Links - Guide to infection prevention for outpatient settings—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline…
Infection Control
January 27, 2016

Infection Control Guidelines

When to Use Standard Precautions During all patient encounters—prevents the spread of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and…