Infection Control

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services 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 (360) 414-5599.
  • Consultations to provide public health information.


Health Alert Communicable Disease and Immunization UpdateEmerging Diseases and ConditionsHealth Alert, Advisory or UpdateInfection ControlMeaslesNotifiable ConditionsSchools
January 25, 2019

1/25/19 – Health Alert – Guidance on measles exposures, exclusions, specimen collection and infection control

Health Alerts, Advisories, and Updates This information below is specifically for Physicians and other Healthcare Providers. Health Alert - Guidance on measles…
Minimalist medical treatment room with all white walls 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…
Person washing their hands with soap and water at a sink Infection Control
December 27, 2014

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

What is hand hygiene? Hand hygiene refers to the use of hand washing with soap and water or alcohol hand…