Before You Automate NCDHHS has procedures for facilities if testing begins before automated reporting can be established. Fax positive results to the appropriate local health departments or to NCDHHS - Division of Public Health's secure fax number: 919-733-0490. Both entities will have access to this information in the state surveillance system (NC COVID). Faxed results should contain the required fields listed in guidance for reporting test results. Include a cover letter with facility contact information, contact person, and the number of test results submitted. COVID-19 Positive Antigen Lab Test Report is an example format to report positive antigen test results prior to automation. An “electronic COVID-19 Aggregate Test Reporting” (eCATR) survey (to be filled out daily) is available to collect aggregate daily testing volumes from all facilities until automated reporting is established. It is important that NCDHHS captures summary information about your total (positive and negative) test results. This method of reporting is temporary and only available while a facility is actively working toward automated reporting. Note: The eCATR volume survey does not replace the requirement to fax detailed positive COVID-19 test results to the state or local health department to provide information necessary for surveillance of COVID-19.