Communicable Diseases

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There is a tiered framework that is color-coded based on community transmission of COVID-19 in the county; Tier 1 is Purple and indicates COVID-19 is Widespread, Tier 2 is Red indicating Substantial spread, Tier 3 is Orange indicating Moderate spread, and Tier 4 is Yellow indicating Minimal spread.

Effective October 6, 2020 Tehama County is in the Purple Tier, indicating Widespread activity. This requires businesses and activities to operate with modifications within the state’s guidance documents. Business had until October 9, 2020 to comply with the modifications.

Find out which businesses and activities can be open by visiting the state’s updated website:
PSA: Tehama County COVID-19 Update
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What you need to know about Isolation & Quarantine
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Visit the CDC website for COVID-19 updates
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Masking Mandate Tehama County


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The goal of the Communicable Disease Program in Tehama County is to reduce the spread and limit the adverse effects of infectious diseases within our community.  We fight the spread of contagious diseases by:

  • Investigating who is sick and who else might get sick
  • Offering vaccines

  • Offering sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV

  • Providing case management services to those who are sick

  • Ordering or coordinating lab tests to confirm the presence of a disease or virus

  • Educating health providers and the public

  • Collecting data on reportable diseases

The most common illnesses and conditions reported to Public Health in Tehama County include Chlamydia, Chronic Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Animal Bites/Exposures, Campylobacter, Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI), Syphilis, and Salmonella.

General Info

Communicable diseases are diseases that can be spread from person to person and sometimes from animals to people.  Healthcare providers and laboratories are required to report certain diseases and conditions to Public Health for case management and statistical purposes.  Public Health uses this information to protect the community through communicable disease case investigations. In the case of certain diseases, such as measles and bacterial meningitis, Public Health works to ensure that a sick person receives treatment, and that friends and family are protected as well.

Healthcare providers who need to report a suspected public health emergency should contact Public Health immediately at 530-527-6824; or if after hours, call the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office at 530-529-7900 and ask for the Public Health Emergency Contact.

Services Offered

  • Case management and education

  • Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) and Active Tuberculosis Disease

  • STD Testing and Treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

  • HIV Testing

  • Rapid Hepatitis C Virus Testing

  • Immunizations – See immunizations page for eligibility requirements

Misc Info

FREE condoms are available at the Public Health offices in Red Bluff and Corning.

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For Providers
CMR General
CMR Tuberculosis
Title 17 Reportable Diseases and Conditions