Advisories and Newsletters


Infectious Disease Information for Healthcare Providers

To Report Illness

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What providers must do about

  • COVID-19: Any suspected cases of coronavirus disease 2019 should be reported to the Rhode Island Department of Health immediately. more
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Report suspected cases to the Rhode Island Department of Health. A public health nurse will provide guidance on specimen collection if appropriate. more
  • Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers: Be vigilant for suspect cases, obtain travel histories from symptomatic patients, and immediately report and test suspect cases.more
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Follow guidelines for prevention, testing, and treatment, report cases, refer patients to partner and specialty services, and get trained. more
  • Selected Infectious Diseases & Conditions: Report to the Rhode Island Department of Health. list more
  • Norovirus-like Illness: Report to the Rhode Island Department of Health any clusters of cases in healthcare facilities and other congregate settings. form
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Offer partner services, refer patients to specialty services, follow treatment guidelines, and get trained. more
  • Tuberculosis: Report cases, test at-risk populations, diagnose and evaluated, use the state health lab, and provide treatment and referrals more
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Get reimbursable vaccine, follow guidelines for immunization, reporting adverse reactions, and storing vaccine, immunize yourself and staff, and maintain current vaccine information for patients and educational materials. more