Norovirus Outbreak Response Toolkit for Local Health Jurisdictions

This toolkit is an optional resource for local health jurisdictions (LHJs) to supplement their norovirus outbreak investigation and control activities. LHJs may distribute all or part of the toolkit to facilities involved in an outbreak.

We thank the LHJs for providing feedback and contributing their resources to this toolkit.

Norovirus Outbreak Response Checklists for Local Health Jurisdictions

The checklists and background information (PDF) format are based on outbreak management guidelines created by Public Health Seattle King County. Background information (PDF) covers the clinical syndrome of norovirus, outbreak characteristics, and outbreak control and management.

Select the checklist applicable to the outbreak setting.

The following tools may be used to supplement outbreak control activities.

Educational Tools

Environmental Cleaning Tools

Specimen Submission

Surveillance Tools

Communication Tools

Interfacility Patient Transfer

References (PDF)