Actions Requested of Providers
When you suspect a patient has COVID-19…
Assess patient and prioritize testing
Provide guidance and patient education materials
Report COVID-19 cases to Public Health
- Submit COVID-19 Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) for the following situations:
Phone call notification is NOT required, unless the patient meets a Vulnerable Population
- Hospitalizations (for hospitals, please include suspected nosocomial COVID infections)
- Residents/staff of SNF's and all other residential care facilities
- Residents/staff of shelters
- Inmates/staff of jails
- Inmates/staff of Juvenile Hall
- Two options to report to Public Health:
Questions? Call the Communicable Disease Unit on weekdays 8am–5pm at (831) 454-4114. Outside of these hours, leave a voicemail for later response.
Process for Requesting COVID-19 Therapeutics
The County of Santa Cruz receives limited allocations of COVID-19 antivirals and therapeutic medication which include: Evusheld, Paxlovid, Molnupiravir, Sotrovimab, and other medication(s) which may be identified. To make it easier for high-risk patients to be treated, we would like to expand the number of providers who are authorized to receive these medications throughout the County.
Healthcare providers wanting to receive COVID-19 therapeutics must:
For questions please contact HSADOCTherapeutics@santacruzcounty.us.
Providers interested in participating in COVID-19 Vaccination can enroll in the California’s centralized system myCAvax.