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CDC Persons Under Investigation COVID-19 Criteria

Please be advised that the CDC has revised the criteria for evaluating and reporting “Persons Under Investigation” (PUI) for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Clinical Feature

&

Epidemiologic Risk

Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath)

AND

Any person, including health care workers, who has had close contact2 with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset

Fever and signs/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough or shortness of breath)

AND

A history of travel from Hubei Province, China within 14 days of symptom onset

Fever and signs/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough or shortness of breath) requiring hospitalization

AND

A history of travel from mainland China within 14 days of symptom onset

For any patient meeting criteria for evaluation of COVID-19, providers should:

  • Immediately notify Ventura County Public Health at (805) 981-5201, or (805) 214-5201 if outside of regular business hours. 
  • Complete a “Patient Under Investigation Form” for any persons who meet one of above criteria.  This form has also been revised to reflect the new criteria. A fillable PDF version of the form can be accessed on the CDC website at here.
  • Refer to the attached Flowchart for Identification & Assessment of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The CDC has also provided updated recommendations for infection prevention and control measures for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.  In accordance with recommendations for adherence to Standard, Contact, And Airborne Precautions, please make sure the clinic has adequate supplies of all necessary personal protective equipment:

  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • N95 Respirators (if unable to fill orders for adequate supplies of  N95 masks, please contact Clinical Operations for assistance)
  • Goggles or Face Shields

If you have not had your N95 mask fitted within the last year please do so and try to locate your N95 mask. You may need to repeat fitting which we will work on arranging.

CDPH Coronavirus Alert English (PDF)
CDPH Coronavirus Alert Spanish (PDF)
CDPH Coronavirus Alert Chinese (PDF)