Communicable Disease Program

The Communicable Disease Program staff monitors all reportable communicable diseases, investigates disease outbreaks, epidemics and analyzes disease prevalence within Tillamook County. We also provide prevention information and educational materials to schools, medical providers, and the public.

When someone in Tillamook County tests positive for a reportable communicable disease, they are contacted by our staff to assess the situation, determine potential exposure to others, and assist them in obtaining necessary testing and treatment to limit the severity of the illness and control the spread of the disease. Our epidemiology staff works closely with clinicians throughout the community and State Public Health officials in this effort. Immunizations are provided.

The Tillamook County Communicable Diseases Program staff is also actively involved in emergency preparedness and response training, as well as surveillance for potential bioterrorism agents.  See our Emergency Preparedness site for further information and resources.

To report a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 call 503-812-4719.