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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 14, 2021 - 05/14/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, May 14, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,288*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and six out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our seventy-first COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man who passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Douglas County was notified by the State of Oregon Vital Records about the death yesterday, Thursday, May 13, 2021, after the release of their noon publication. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

May 10, 2021

Tuesday

May 11, 2021

Wednesday

May 12, 2021

Thursday

May 13, 2021

Today, Friday,

May 14, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,240

3,256

3,266

3,281

3,288

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,081

3,098

3,107

3,122

3,128

Presumptive

159

158

159

159

160

Total Currently Hospitalized

12

16

16

14

15

Total Currently in Isolation

102

112

119

117

109

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

71

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 109 cases in isolation, as well as another 282 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 391 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15

FLASH. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible. The good news is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it.  For those 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event. We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 12 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events. You do not need to register ahead of time but if you’d like to reduce wait time, an appointment is recommended.

 

If you would like to register, please fill out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message.

  • You can log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/
  • If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.
  • If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.
  • Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event.
  • For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on May 15, 2021.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • May 18, 2021: Azalea Area: Azalea Fire Station; 8 am to 12 noon
  • May 18, 2021: Glendale Area: Glendale Fire Station; 1 pm to 4 pm
  • May 19, 2021: Days Creek Area: Days Creek Charter School; 8 am to 12 noon
  • May 19, 2021: Milo-Tiller Areas: Milo Fire Station; 1 pm to 4 pm
  • May 20, 2021: Toketee-Diamond Lake Areas: USFS; 8 am 4 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, now! FLASH. As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible. The good news is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it.  For those 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in today, Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 13, 2021 - 05/13/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, May 13, 2021, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,281*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and six out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

We had some technical difficulties with our update yesterday, it was posted but not all at the same time on all the avenues/channels we use at once. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Sunday

May 9, 2021

Monday

May 10, 2021

Tuesday

May 11, 2021

Wednesday

May 12, 2021

Today, Thursday,

May 13, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,229

3,240

3,256

3,266

3,281

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,071

3,081

3,098

3,107

3,122

Presumptive

158

159

158

159

159

Total Currently Hospitalized

12

12

16

16

14

Total Currently in Isolation

99

102

112

119

117

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 117 cases in isolation, as well as another 301 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 418 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15

FLASH. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible. The good news is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it.  For those 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event. We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 12 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events. You do not need to register ahead of time but if you’d like to reduce wait time, an appointment is recommended.

If you would like to register, please fill out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message.

  • You can log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/
  • If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.
  • If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.
  • Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event.
  • For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on May 15, 2021.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

UMPQUA HEALTH ALLIANCE – VACCINES FOR ALL: WORKING TOWARDS SOLUTIONS 

Umpqua Health Alliance has been proud to support many of the local vaccination efforts. UHA believes that providing the vaccine to all is a critical step towards creating a safe and healthy community. As the vaccine rollout progresses, UHA continues to work with community partners to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccines. Part of this work is represented by establishing the availability of interpreters at community vaccination events, a service that UHA provided at multiple events. But the larger picture of ensuring equitable vaccine distribution is to work with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals in Douglas County to more fully understand the additional barriers members of marginalized communities have faced during this pandemic. UHA recognizes the multitude of health inequities that impact our BIPOC friends, family members and neighbors, and we are dedicated to working towards solutions that lead to better health for all. As part of this work, UHA was proud to provide Umpqua Health staff to various vaccination events, including the recent vaccination effort by the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians. UHA is also working with DPHN to support Tiger Teams, which help provide vaccines to individuals living in remote areas of Douglas County. Part of this support is provided through a text messaging platform, which alerts members in designated areas about the Tiger Team events.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, now! FLASH. As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible. The good news is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it.  For those 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 12, 2021 - 05/13/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 12, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE -

Please excuse the delay; there were technical difficulties beyond our control yesterday. Thank you for your understanding and patientce. Today's update, May 13, 2021, will be published shortly.

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,266*. Currently, there are SIXTEEN (16) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and eight out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Saturday

May 8, 2021

Sunday

May 9, 2021

Monday

May 10, 2021

Tuesday

May 11, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

May 12, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,225

3,229

3,240

3,256

3,266

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,067

3,071

3,081

3,098

3,107

Presumptive

158

158

159

158

159

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

12

12

16

16

Total Currently in Isolation

95

99

102

112

119

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 119 cases in isolation, as well as another 354 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 473 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event. We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events. You do not need to register ahead of time but if you’d like to reduce wait time, an appointment is recommended.

 

If you would like to register, please fill out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message.

  • You can log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/
  • If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.
  • If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.
  • Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event.
  • For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on May 15, 2021.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

UMPQUA HEALTH ALLIANCE – VACCINES FOR ALL: WORKING TOWARDS SOLUTIONS 

Umpqua Health Alliance has been proud to support many of the local vaccination efforts. UHA believes that providing the vaccine to all is a critical step towards creating a safe and healthy community. As the vaccine rollout progresses, UHA continues to work with community partners to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccines. Part of this work is represented by establishing the availability of interpreters at community vaccination events, a service that UHA provided at multiple events. But the larger picture of ensuring equitable vaccine distribution is to work with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals in Douglas County to more fully understand the additional barriers members of marginalized communities have faced during this pandemic. UHA recognizes the multitude of health inequities that impact our BIPOC friends, family members and neighbors, and we are dedicated to working towards solutions that lead to better health for all. As part of this work, UHA was proud to provide Umpqua Health staff to various vaccination events, including the recent vaccination effort by the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians. UHA is also working with DPHN to support Tiger Teams, which help provide vaccines to individuals living in remote areas of Douglas County. Part of this support is provided through a text messaging platform, which alerts members in designated areas about the Tiger Team events.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 11, 2021 - 05/11/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, there are SIXTEEN (16) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive has been moved to a positive with a positive test result to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,256*. Currently, there are SIXTEEN (16) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and eight out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Friday

May 7, 2021

Saturday

May 8, 2021

Sunday

May 9, 2021

Monday

May 10, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

May 11, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,223

3,225

3,229

3,240

3,256

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,065

3,067

3,071

3,081

3,098

Presumptive

158

158

158

159

158

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

11

12

12

16

Total Currently in Isolation

102

95

99

102

112

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 112 cases in isolation, as well as another 431 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 543 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be open to ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older.  In addition to first dose vaccines, we will also be administering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events. Stay tuned for information on how you can sign up for this vaccine event later this week.  Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

STATE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO COVID MANDATED RISK LEVELS

Increase in Indoor Capacity Limits for Indoor Recreation and Indoor Entertainment

Shared from OHA.  The State of Oregon announced earlier this week that they updated their state mandated risk level guidance for indoor capacity limits for Oregon counties for their Moderate and High Risk COVID Levels.  They have increased the capacity for indoor recreation, fitness and indoor entertainment venues.  As of Wednesday, May 5, 2021, indoor entertainment establishments and indoor recreation and fitness establishments in ALL Oregon counties may allow the following:

 

  • State Mandated Moderate Risk Level: Maximum 20% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • State Mandated High Risk Level: Maximum 10% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger

 

The State Mandated Lower Risk Level and the State Mandated Extreme Risk Level capacity limits for these sectors remain the same.  To view the States updated capacity limits, please refer to the OHA State Mandated Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in tonight, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 10, 2021 - 05/10/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, May 10, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,240*. Currently, there are TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and seven out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.  

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Thursday

May 6, 2021

Friday

May 7, 2021

Saturday

May 8, 2021

Sunday

May 9, 2021

Today, Monday,

May 10, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,211

3,223

3,223

3,229

3,240

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,056

3,065

3,065

3,071

3,081

Presumptive

155

158

158

158

159

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

11

11

12

12

Total Currently in Isolation

101

102

102

99

102

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 102 cases in isolation, as well as another 530 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 632 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be open to ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older.  In addition to first dose vaccines, we will also be administering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events. Stay tuned for information on how you can sign up for this vaccine event later this week.  Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

STATE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO COVID MANDATED RISK LEVELS

Increase in Indoor Capacity Limits for Indoor Recreation and Indoor Entertainment

Shared from OHA.  The State of Oregon announced earlier this week that they updated their state mandated risk level guidance for indoor capacity limits for Oregon counties for their Moderate and High Risk COVID Levels.  They have increased the capacity for indoor recreation, fitness and indoor entertainment venues.  As of Wednesday, May 5, 2021, indoor entertainment establishments and indoor recreation and fitness establishments in ALL Oregon counties may allow the following:

 

  • State Mandated Moderate Risk Level: Maximum 20% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • State Mandated High Risk Level: Maximum 10% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger

 

The State Mandated Lower Risk Level and the State Mandated Extreme Risk Level capacity limits for these sectors remain the same.  To view the States updated capacity limits, please refer to the OHA State Mandated Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 9, 2021 - 05/09/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, May 9, 2021, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,229*. Currently, there are TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and six out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

Thursday

May 6, 2021

Friday

May 7, 2021

Saturday

May 8, 2021

Today, Sunday,

May 9, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,197

3,211

3,223

3,223

3,229

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,042

3,056

3,065

3,065

3,071

Presumptive

155

155

158

158

158

Total Currently Hospitalized

12

11

11

11

12

Total Currently in Isolation

105

101

102

102

99

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 99 cases in isolation, as well as another 551 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 650 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

CELEBRATING MOM’S TODAY AND EVERY DAY

Happy Mother’s Day!  The modern observance of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.  Did you know that more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? These Mom Day chats often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37%, but the love they send makes hearts swell well over 150%.  We know that with the pandemic Moms have taken on a number of extra roles over the past year…like work-at-home-mom trying to balance work, kids and chores from a corner of the kitchen table; to playing stand-in school, art and music teacher from the living room couch; to becoming an expert on searching Google for at-home entertainment ideas for the kids on the daily; to inventing fun stay-cations in the back yard; to helping out with day-care so you can go to work and to getting a smart phone and learning how to use video chat.  Let’s face it, Moms are amazing.  So, it's time to give Mom some love for being a supermom, not just today, but every day!  There are so many ways you can celebrate your Mom today, so give her a call, mail a card, invite her over for a special dinner, send her flowers, make her a special gift, go visit her or offer to help with chores or tasks around the house. Thank you, Mom!

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

STATE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO COVID MANDATED RISK LEVELS

Increase in Indoor Capacity Limits for Indoor Recreation and Indoor Entertainment

Shared from OHA.  The State of Oregon announced earlier this week that they updated their state mandated risk level guidance for indoor capacity limits for Oregon counties for their Moderate and High Risk COVID Levels.  They have increased the capacity for indoor recreation, fitness and indoor entertainment venues.  As of Wednesday, May 5, 2021, indoor entertainment establishments and indoor recreation and fitness establishments in ALL Oregon counties may allow the following:

 

  • State Mandated Moderate Risk Level: Maximum 20% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • State Mandated High Risk Level: Maximum 10% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger

 

The State Mandated Lower Risk Level and the State Mandated Extreme Risk Level capacity limits for these sectors remain the same.  To view the States updated capacity limits, please refer to the OHA State Mandated Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 8, 2021 - 05/08/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, May 8, 2021, there are TWO (2) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,225*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and six out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.  

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Tuesday

May 4, 2021

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

Thursday

May 6, 2021

Friday

May 7, 2021

Today, Saturday,

May 8, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,187

3,197

3,211

3,223

3,225

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,032

3,042

3,056

3,065

3,067

Presumptive

155

155

155

158

158

Total Currently Hospitalized

14

12

11

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

105

105

101

102

95

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 95 cases in isolation, as well as another 514 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 609 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

STATE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO COVID MANDATED RISK LEVELS

Increase in Indoor Capacity Limits for Indoor Recreation and Indoor Entertainment

Shared from OHA.  The State of Oregon announced earlier this week that they updated their state mandated risk level guidance for indoor capacity limits for Oregon counties for their Moderate and High Risk COVID Levels.  They have increased the capacity for indoor recreation, fitness and indoor entertainment venues.  As of Wednesday, May 5, 2021, indoor entertainment establishments and indoor recreation and fitness establishments in ALL Oregon counties may allow the following:

 

  • State Mandated Moderate Risk Level: Maximum 20% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • State Mandated High Risk Level: Maximum 10% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger

 

The State Mandated Lower Risk Level and the State Mandated Extreme Risk Level capacity limits for these sectors remain the same.  To view the States updated capacity limits, please refer to the OHA State Mandated Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Daily Update -- May 7, 2021 - 05/07/21

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 7, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, May 7, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,223*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and seven out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

May 3, 2021

Tuesday

May 4, 2021

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

Thursday

May 6, 2021

Today, Friday,

May 7, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,177

3,187

3,197

3,211

3,223

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,022

3,032

3,042

3,056

3,065

Presumptive

155

155

155

155

158

Total Currently Hospitalized

13

14

12

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

102

105

105

101

102

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 102 cases in isolation, as well as another 472 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 574 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEW SERIES: COVID-19 VACCINE FACTS VS MYTHS

PART THREE: WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS WILL BE 

Over the past two days we have talked about reasons why residents that have not gotten the COVID-19 vaccine should seriously consider getting it.  Now let’s take a look at the most common myths and popular arguments that people are using to not get vaccinated, and why medical professionals want to set the record straight. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Myth #1: We don't know what the long-term side effects are?

Medical Professionals Response:  While we may not know everything about long-term side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines, what we do know from historical data is that most adverse side effects from vaccines have almost always shown up within the first two weeks, and certainly by the first two months after a vaccine has been administered, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.  That's why he and many other health professionals asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to wait at least two months after trial participants had been inoculated before considering whether to give emergency authorization to COVID-19 vaccines.  As with most medicines and vaccines, some side effects are expected.  It’s also important to note that if you do have a few minor side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, that it probably means the vaccine is working and that is a good sign that your body is building up immunity to the COVID virus. 

 

It’s also important to note that the most serious vaccine side effects in history have all been caught within six weeks, stated Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.  "I would say, please tell me what vaccine has ever been shown to cause a long-term side effect that was not picked up in the first two months," said Offit, a co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine who has studied vaccinology for more than four decades. "The smallpox vaccine could cause inflammation of the heart muscle. The oral polio vaccine was a rare cause of polio -- it occurred in roughly 1 in 2.4 million doses. ... The yellow fever vaccine is a rare cause of ... yellow fever. All those occurred within six weeks of getting a dose," he said.  There may be very rare side effects that aren't immediately found in clinical trials. But that's due to the extreme rarity of those side effects -- "not because it's a long-term problem," Offit said.  "Sometimes you're not going to pick it up initially because it's extremely rare, so you aren't going to pick up a one-in-a-million risk in a trial of 44,000 people," he said.  Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson vaccines had about 44,000 participants in each of their trials. The Moderna vaccine trial had about 30,000 participants.  In their professional opinion, Dr. Offit and Dr. Jha agree that because coronavirus is highly contagious -- killing more than half a million Americans and leaving many survivors with long-term complications -- you're much better off getting the vaccine.

 

As with any issue, it is important to make sure you are getting your information from a reputable and qualified source on the topic.  Check your sources and their qualifications.  Just like you would not have open heart surgery performed by a high school baseball coach, you shouldn’t always believe everything you read on the internet…especially when it’s written by a non-medical professional.  We encourage you to talk to a medical professional or call our COVID-19 Hotline if you have questions or concerns.  Providing answers in response to all the misinformation and myths is important.  But, getting everyone that can be vaccinated, vaccinated is the most absolutely critical thing we need to do to end this pandemic before the virus mutates into variants that we can't control with our current vaccines.  #itsyourturn (Information shared in part from Health Journals)

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Oakland area: Oakland City Hall parking lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021: Glide area: Glide Rural Fire Protection District – Glide Station located at 18910 North Umpqua Hwy in Glide from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, located at 106 South Main Street in Myrtle Creek from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

STATE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO COVID MANDATED RISK LEVELS

Increase in Indoor Capacity Limits for Indoor Recreation and Indoor Entertainment

Shared from OHA.  The State of Oregon announced this week that they updated their state mandated risk level guidance for indoor capacity limits for Oregon counties for their Moderate and High Risk COVID Levels.  They have increased the capacity for indoor recreation, fitness and indoor entertainment venues.  As of Wednesday, May 5, 2021 indoor entertainment establishments and indoor recreation and fitness establishments in ALL Oregon counties may allow the following:

 

 

  • State Mandated Moderate Risk Level: Maximum 20% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • State Mandated High Risk Level: Maximum 10% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger

 

The State Mandated Lower Risk Level and the State Mandated Extreme Risk Level capacity limits for these sectors remain the same.  To view the States updated capacity limits, please refer to the OHA State Mandated Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

 

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 6, 2021 - 05/06/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, May 6, 2021, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,211*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and seven out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Sunday

May 2, 2021

Monday

May 3, 2021

Tuesday

May 4, 2021

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

Today, Thursday,

May 6, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,174

3,177

3,187

3,197

3,211

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,019

3,022

3,032

3,042

3,056

Presumptive

155

155

155

155

155

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

13

14

12

11

Total Currently in Isolation

104

102

105

105

101

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 101 cases in isolation, as well as another 428 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 529 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEW SERIES: COVID-19 VACCINE FACTS VS MYTHS

PART TWO: REASONS FOR GETTING THE SHOT 

We know that some people are fearful, opposed or are not interested in getting vaccinated.  But, we are asking that you seriously consider getting vaccinated.  Just like the development of vaccines in the past for polio, plague, measles, the COVID-19 vaccines are an effective solution to resolving this pandemic sooner, rather than later.  Everyday there is a never-ending barrage of information being distributed about COVID and the vaccines.  Many of the stories are mixed with misunderstandings, myths and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccine.  We know it is a lot to take in, but as the myths spread widely, so do the virus mutations.  There are a number of popular arguments out there of why you should not get vaccinated, and we wanted to discuss those in our series and allow medical professionals to set the record straight. 

 

Not seriously considering getting the vaccine is a big problem for several reasons:

  • Health experts say we need at least 70-85% of the US population immunized to reach herd immunity. 
  • Herd immunity from this virus would allow us to move forward from all the state and federal mandates.
  • The longer it takes to get to herd immunity, the longer we will be living with the state and federal mandates.
  • The longer people stay unvaccinated, the more chances a virus has to mutate. And if the mutations are significant, they could lead to more troubling strains that might evade vaccines. 
  • This virus is continuing to mutate.  The thing scientists and health officials are the most worried about is that this virus will mutate to the point that immunity induced by natural infection or vaccination doesn't work at all. That is the single most important reason to get the vaccine. 
  • Virus mutations are inevitable and not a good thing.  Mutations could make even a healthy person very sick and cause more undue stress on our already burdened hospital systems.
  • It's possible to reach herd immunity, then lose it. Repeatedly, over and over.  Do you really want to keep running in and out of the perpetual pandemic cycle?  I know we do not.
  • 'Long haulers' are a real thing. This virus is not like any we have seen before and even young healthy people have suffered brain fog, chest pains and shortness of breath months and months after contracting the COVID-19 infection.
  • Young people or health people who consider their risk of getting severely sick from COVID to be low, should know that the long-term consequences can be quite serious. 

 

As with any issue, it is important to make sure you are getting your information from a reputable and qualified source on the topic.  Check your sources and their qualifications.  Just like you would not have open heart surgery performed by a high school baseball coach, you shouldn’t always believe everything you read on the internet…especially when it’s written by a non-medical professional.  We encourage you to talk to a medical professional or call our COVID-19 Hotline if you have questions or concerns.  Providing answers in response to all the misinformation and myths is important.  But, getting everyone that can be vaccinated, vaccinated is the most absolutely critical thing we need to do to end this pandemic before the virus mutates into variants that we can't control with our current vaccines.  #itsyourturn (Information shared in part from Health Journals)

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

 

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

 

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 5, 2021 - 05/05/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,197*. Currently, there are TWELEVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and nine out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Saturday

May 1, 2021

Sunday

May 2, 2021

Monday

May 3, 2021

Tuesday

May 4, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

May 5, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,159

3,174

3,177

3,187

3,197

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,005

3,019

3,022

3,032

3,042

Presumptive

154

155

155

155

155

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

8

13

14

12

Total Currently in Isolation

94

104

102

105

105

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

70

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 105 cases in isolation, as well as another 293 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 398 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEW SERIES: COVID-19 VACCINE FACTS VS MYTHS

PART ONE: WHY GET VACCINATED? 

As, Americans we have a very accessible, effective and easy way to help crush COVID-19, one that will help our suffering businesses reopen fully and safely, one that will allow us to ditch the stickers and barricades and the need for physical distancing, and one that will help to restore our lives to a face-to-face, smile focused and hopefully mask-free life.  It’s called the COVID-19 vaccine.  And regardless of what you have heard, it is our way out of the pandemic fog.

 

Vaccines and the science behind eradicating infectious disease in humans has a long, but successful history dating back to the first smallpox inoculations as early as 1000 CE. Through the centuries, many notable vaccines have been researched, developed and used to help combat human disease.  Most notably were Edward Jenner’s innovations, which begun with his successful 1796 use of cowpox material to create immunity to smallpox.  His vaccine innovation quickly made the practice widespread. His method underwent medical and technological changes over the next 200 years, and eventually resulted in the eradication of smallpox.  Then, Louis Pasteur’s 1885 rabies vaccine was the next to make an impact on human disease. And then, at the dawn of bacteriology, developments rapidly followed. Antitoxins and vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, anthrax, cholera, plague, typhoid, tuberculosis, and more were developed through the 1930’s.  The middle of the 20th century was an active time for vaccine research and development. Methods for growing viruses in the laboratory led to rapid discoveries and innovations, including the creation of vaccines for polio. Researchers targeted other common childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, and vaccines for these diseases reduced the disease and death burden in our world greatly.  The bottom line is without the development and distribution of vaccines back in the day working to eradicate the diseases afflicting our ancestors, you might not be here today.  (Information shared in part from the History Channel)

 

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love. 

 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

 

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 4, 2021 - 05/04/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,187*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and nine out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Friday

April 30, 2021

Saturday

May 1, 2021

Sunday

May 2, 2021

Monday

May 3, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

May 4, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,149

3,159

3,174

3,177

3,187

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,995

3,005

3,019

3,022

3,032

Presumptive

154

154

155

155

155

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

8

8

13

14

Total Currently in Isolation

87

94

104

102

105

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

70

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 105 cases in isolation, as well as another 264 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 369 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET THE VACCINE!

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.  “Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out and about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.  The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

HELP BUILD A SAFER COMMUNITY BY GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE

Shared from OHA.  Now that so many folks have chosen to get vaccinated, people are wondering what the benefit is since they still need to take precautions. COVID-19 is still spreading in Oregon (and at alarming rates in some areas), so it’s important to continue wearing a mask, limiting gatherings and taking other precautions, but there are some other advantages to getting the vaccine. When you’re vaccinated, you’re contributing to building a safer community because when more people are vaccinated, it’s harder for the virus to spread. Another benefit is that you might feel a little less worried about becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 if you’re vaccinated.  Check out the infographic below to see more about the perks of getting the vaccine. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

ROSEBURG VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINES

Shared from the Roseburg VA Health Care System.  The Roseburg VA is scheduling appointments for the single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 and 2-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  Those that are eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment are:

  • All enrolled Veterans in VA care, regardless of age or health condition(s)
  • VA staff
  • Eligible SAVE LIVES Act (SLA) Populations
  • All non-enrolled Veterans including Bad Conduct, Dishonorable, DVA, 12C, 12D groups
  • Spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers (Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers)
  • Caregivers of Veterans participating in VA’s Program of General Caregiver Support Services
  • Caregivers of Veterans participating in VA’s Medical Foster Home Program, Bowel and Bladder Program, Home Based Primary Care Program or Veteran Directed Care Program
  • CHAMPVA Beneficiaries

 

Vaccines are being administered at the Roseburg VA Medical Center, the Eugene VA Health Care Center and at VA clinics in North Bend and Brookings. Call 440-1000 for more information.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love.  If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 3, 2021 - 05/03/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, May 3, 2021, there are THREE (3) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,177*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and eight out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Thursday

April 29, 2021

Friday

April 30, 2021

Saturday

May 1, 2021

Sunday

May 2, 2021

Today, Monday,

May 3, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,145

3,149

3,159

3,174

3,177

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,992

2,995

3,005

3,019

3,022

Presumptive

153

154

154

155

155

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

11

8

8

13

Total Currently in Isolation

87

87

94

104

102

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

69

70

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 102 cases in isolation, as well as another 298 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 400 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN! 

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.  “Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Rice Hill area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love.  If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 2, 2021 - 05/02/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, May 2, 2021, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,174*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Sadly, our case numbers are creeping back up and with the virus sweeping the rest of world with a fourth surge due to more aggressive variants, we are also seeing more and more cases in younger people, especially teenagers.  This is especially worrisome, as the virus had not been prevalent among the younger population until now.  On top of that, almost all of the cases are from people that have not been vaccinated.  We urge you to consider getting the vaccine and also ask that you  encourage your friends and family to get the vaccine.  We are to the point now, where we are beyond just thinking about protecting yourself, it’s time to think about helping your loved ones, your coworkers and your community from getting the virus, as well as enduring more and more state mandated sanctions if our positive case numbers keep to rise.  #itsyourturn 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Wednesday

April 28, 2021

Thursday

April 29, 2021

Friday

April 30, 2021

Saturday

May 1, 2021

Today, Sunday,

May 2, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,128

3,145

3,149

3,159

3,174

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,978

2,992

2,995

3,005

3,019

Presumptive

150

153

154

154

155

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

11

11

8

8

Total Currently in Isolation

79

87

87

94

104

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

69

69

70

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 104 cases in isolation, as well as another 333 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 437 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN! 

Douglas Public Health Network launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.  “Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning,  acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Rice Hill area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love.  If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - May 1, 2021 (Photo) - 05/01/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, May 1, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,159*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our seventieth COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman who tested positive on Sunday, April 2, 2021 and passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.  Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Tuesday

April 27, 2021

Wednesday

April 28, 2021

Thursday

April 29, 2021

Friday

April 30, 2021

Today, Saturday,

May 1, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,118

3,128

3,145

3,149

3,159

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,967

2,978

2,992

2,995

3,005

Presumptive

151

150

153

154

154

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

11

11

11

8

Total Currently in Isolation

67

79

87

87

94

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

69

69

69

70

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 307 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 401 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DPHN – IT’S YOUR TURN! 

Douglas Public Health Network is excited to announce that they have launched their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.  “Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.  The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Rice Hill area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, NOW! Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

GETTING YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS IMPORTANT  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination.  It will better ensure your immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love.  If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • The latest information shows that you can expect to get your second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic

on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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04-30-21 Douglas County Approves Emergency Drought Order - 04/30/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 30, 2021

Douglas County Approves Emergency Drought Order

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County is the seventh county to declare an emergency drought order in Oregon this year.  At the Weekly Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Douglas County Public Works Director, Scott Adams, presented and received approval from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for an emergency drought order for Douglas County.  Oregon’s Governor has already declared State of Drought Emergencies in Jackson, Lake and Klamath Counties, and has pending emergency drought order requests from Gilliam, Umatilla and Wheeler Counties.  

 

The order formally declaring a drought in Douglas County has been officially recorded, and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners have submitted a copy of the order to Oregon’s Governor, requesting an official executive order from the State for Douglas County, under the provisions of ORS 536, as a direct result of severe and projected drought conditions.  The Governor's drought declaration will allow increased flexibility in how water is managed to ensure that limited supplies are used as efficiently as possible. The Governor’s executive order for drought declaration will also authorize state agencies to expedite water management tools to users who would not otherwise have access.

 

The order cited that there is the potential for the Douglas County agricultural and livestock, natural resources, recreational, tourism, and related economies will experience widespread and severe damage resulting from extreme weather conditions and diminishing stream flows within the county. The annual water supplies available for irrigators and ranchers within Douglas County are from winter snow pack, which is significantly lower than normal in the Umpqua Basin. A large share of the county's economy is dependent upon the agriculture sector, which will be adversely affected by the low snow pack, water levels and rainfall.  These conditions will result in the loss of economic stability, decreased feed and pasture production, shortened growing season and decreased water supplies for our agricultural, livestock and vineyard producers.  Current predictions by NOAA are that drought within our region will persist or intensify and could also dramatically increase wildland fire danger due to higher than normal temperatures and below average precipitation.  Also, noted is the fact that our multi­year cumulative droughts have resulted in decreased fuel moisture and an early onset for fire danger. Click here to read a copy of the emergency drought order.  

 

As of April 13, 2021, the U. S. Drought Monitor for Oregon illustrates the majority of Douglas County is already in Moderate Drought.  The most recent three-month weather outlook prepared by NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates "an increased probability of above-normal temperatures along with below normal precipitation". 

 

As of April 19, 2021, Oregon Water Resources Department Water Conditions Report stated that the Umpqua Basin stream flows are 72% of average. Snowpack, according to the most recent NRCS report states parts of southwestern Oregon, including the Umpqua Basin snow water equivalent (SWE) remains well below normal.  The lack of surface water resources is expected to negatively impact consumptive water users including irrigators, industrial and domestic users resulting in economic losses and hardship.  Groundwater resources will also be affected by a lack of sufficient recharge resulting in reduced spring and well water supplies.

 

 “The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agree that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of our citizens, livestock, forests and agricultural industry in order to protect and mitigate economic loss, as well as be responsive to the threat of wildfires,” commented Commissioner Tom Kress.

 

Further, the Natural Resources Division of the Douglas County Public Works Department also wanted to announce a NOTICE OF WATER AVAILABILITY for properties located downstream of Galesville Reservoir that border or have access to either Cow Creek, the South Umpqua River or the Umpqua River.  Those properties may be eligible to purchase stored water from Douglas County’s Galesville Project.  There is a limited amount of water available for specific uses (Industrial: 1,485-acre feet, Irrigation: 5,555-acre feet, Municipal: 4,265-acre feet, Multiple Purpose – including domestic: 3,975-acre feet).  Water from the Galesville Project is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  In order for a property to be served with water from Galesville Reservoir, the property owner would have to enter into a contract with the Natural Resources Division of the Douglas County Public Works Department. In addition to entering into a contract, a land owner would also be required to obtain a water right from the Oregon Water Resources Department before using any contracted water.  To check for eligibility, please contact the Douglas County Natural Resources Division at (541) 440-4255 or visit the website at https://douglascounty-oregon.us/362/Natural-Resources .

 

Although the drought declaration has not resulted in any residential use restrictions, it is a good reminder that water conservation is always a good idea and that fire danger is likely to be high again in many parts of Douglas County this summer.

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Contact Tamara Howell, Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO) (541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 30, 2021 - 04/30/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 30, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, April 30, 2021, there are THREE (3) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,149*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

April 26, 2021

Tuesday

April 27, 2021

Wednesday

April 28, 2021

Thursday

April 29, 2021

Today, Friday,

April 30, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,102

3,118

3,128

3,145

3,149

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,952

2,967

2,978

2,992

2,995

Presumptive

150

151

150

153

154

Total Currently Hospitalized

10

11

11

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

70

67

79

87

87

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

69

69

69

69

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 87 cases in isolation, as well as another 186 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 273 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH NETWORK LAUNCHING NEW VACCINE CAMPAIGN

Douglas Public Health Network is excited to announce that they will be launching their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign later this week, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.

 

The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

 

 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Rice Hill area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021: Sutherlin Area: Clinic will be at Timber Valley SKP Park at 800 S State Street in Sutherlin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Next week they will be back in Sutherlin for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021:  Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Sutherlin Community Center, located at 105 Willamette Street in Sutherlin from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 WRAPS UP IT'S FINAL DAY OF VACCINES

Shared from Douglas County Fire Dist. No. 2.  In January Douglas County Fire District No. 2 signed up with the State of Oregon to be a COVID-19 vaccinator, with the hopes of being able to ensure they could vaccinate their personnel.  The District quickly realized that they were one of the few authorized providers in the County and extended the vaccine offering out to other first responder agencies in Douglas County.  Many of the first responder agencies quickly took advantage of this opportunity and we received an overwhelming positive response.  Once the vaccine was open to the public the Fire District found that they were still one of just a few locations providing vaccines in Douglas County.  After careful consideration, and with the cooperation of the Douglas County Professional Firefighters Local 2091, it was decided to offer vaccines to the public.  Word spread quickly and the phone lines began ringing continually with people looking for the vaccine.  The Fire District quickly found themselves delivering approximately 100 vaccines per day, Monday through Friday. While all the Firefighters with the District are Paramedics and deal with needles and medications daily, the concept of a drive through vaccination clinic was not part of our normal routine.  But as always, the Firefighters quickly adapted and produced an efficient system to safely administer the vaccines. The Fire District would love to be able to continue offering the vaccines, but the unseasonably warm weather and low humidity has signaled the potential for an early and busy fire season.  Weather conditions combined with the fact that there are now over 50 locations offering vaccines the District made the decision that now was the time to turn our focus on the upcoming fire season. The Fire District and the Firefighters Local 2091 would like to thank all of those that allowed us to provide them with vaccines and their patience while we worked to get them scheduled.  We would also like to thank Douglas Public Health Network for keeping us supplied with vaccines.  Between January and today the Fire District provided approximately 5000 vaccines combined between first and second doses.

 

Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Douglas County Professional Firefighters Local 2091 have been honored to be part of the pandemic battle and to do our part in making vaccines available to those in need in the community.  COVID-19 will continue to be a focus for the community, so we want to remind everyone to get vaccinated if you are eligible.  We also want to remind you, that as temperatures continue to rise, please use extreme caution with fire and practice water safety if you use the Counties extensive river system or bodies of water.  We wanted to extend our thank you to Fire District #2 for all of their hard work for our vaccination efforts. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can sign up locally to get your COVID-19 vaccine in the following manner:

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

HOW DO I GET MY SECOND DOSE OF THE PFIZER OR MODERNA VACCINE?  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination. For those residents who have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

 

  • We are told that those who get vaccinated can expect a second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic

on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 29, 2021 - 04/29/21

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DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, April 29, 2021, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,145*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Sunday

April 25, 2021

Monday

April 26, 2021

Tuesday

April 27, 2021

Wednesday

April 28, 2021

Today, Thursday,

April 29, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,098

3,102

3,118

3,128

3,145

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,948

2,952

2,967

2,978

2,992

Presumptive

150

150

151

150

153

Total Currently Hospitalized

10

10

11

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

80

70

67

79

87

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

68

69

69

69

69

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 87 cases in isolation, as well as another 174 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County.  Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 261 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

REMINDER: AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC TODAY IN DRAIN

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) will be hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  Today they will be back in Drain for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021: Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Drain Civic Center, located at 205 West “A” Avenue in Drain from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to our North County neighbors aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COMING SOON: DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH NETWORK LAUNCHING NEW VACCINE CAMPAIGN

Douglas Public Health Network is excited to announce that they will be launching their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign later this week, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.

 

The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Rice Hill area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Curtain area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Scottsburg area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Elkton area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can sign up locally to get your COVID-19 vaccine in the following manner:

 

  1. Send an e-mail to vaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org and DPHN will help to connect you with a local vaccine provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  3. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy listed on our vaccinators list. Click here for our current list of COVID Vaccinators.
  4. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  5. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  6. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

 

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

HOW DO I GET MY SECOND DOSE OF THE PFIZER OR MODERNA VACCINE?  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination. For those residents who have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

 

  • We are told that those who get vaccinated can expect a second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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4-28-21 Commissioners Join Coalition Of Oregon Counties In Signing And Sending A Letter To The Governor - 04/28/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2021

 

COMMISSIONERS JOIN COALITION OF OREGON COUNTIES IN SIGNING AND SENDING A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR

Letter Urges Governor to Reconsider Her Continued Pandemic Sanctions on Oregon Businesses

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, as a part of their unwavering efforts to help our local businesses during the pandemic, have joined a coalition of 76 other County Commissioners and Judges, as well as the President of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) in signing and sending a very direct and urgent letter to Oregon’s Governor yesterday asking her to reconsider her plans to impose additional closure mandates on our already struggling restaurants, bars and small businesses in several Oregon Counties.

 

The letter is in response to the Governor’s statement issued on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in which she announced plans to change her State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance program for Oregon Counties that started in December 2020, by placing several counties in her Extreme-Level, thus shutting down restaurants and businesses, as well as severely limiting other services in many Oregon Counties beginning on Friday, April 30, 2021.

 

Additionally, the Governor also announced changes to the timeline for the monitoring and movement periods for the already restrictive and business punishing program to one-week increments, instead of two.  The change would create even more uncertainty and employment woes for our already struggling businesses and their employees. 

 

The letter to Oregon’s Governor represents the first time that County Governments (via the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC)), have united forces with the ORLA to pen a very direct letter to the Governor, asking her to reconsider her continued punishment and lack of support for our business community during this pandemic.  A copy of the letter can be found at this link and is available on the Douglas County e-government website at: www.co.douglas.or.us.

 

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Media Contact: Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO) (541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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DC Tax Office
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4-28-21 Reminder - Third Trimester Taxes Due by May 17 - 04/28/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY TAX OFFICE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

April 28, 2021

 

Reminder - Third Trimester Taxes Due by May 17

 

(ROSEBURG, Ore.)  The Douglas County Tax Collection Office would like to remind residents that the deadline for the third trimester payment for the 2020/2021 Property Tax year is fast approaching.   The third trimester payment must be received or postmarked no later than Monday, May 17, 2021, to avoid interest and penalties.  Here are a few Important Reminders from the Douglas County Tax Collection Office:

                                 

Make your payments utilizing one of our many options:

While our office is open to the public and our staff is available to assist residents, for your safety and ours, we continue to encourage residents to make their payments utilizing one of our many contact-free options. Residents that need additional help can conduct business with our office via phone, e-mail, online or in-person.  Staff will be available to assist residents between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please note that our offices are closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  For more information, please contact the Douglas County Tax Collection Office, located in Room 205 of the Douglas County Courthouse, at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon; or you can call (541) 440-4253, or email us at tax@co.douglas.or.us or log onto our website at www.co.douglas.or.us/finance/tax_collection.asp.

           

Payments can be placed in our drop boxes:

Place your payment in one of our drop boxes, located at the front of the Douglas County Courthouse (at the base of the steps) or in the hall-way outside the Douglas County Tax Collection Office.  The Douglas County Courthouse is located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon.  Please do not place cash in the drop box.  Please convert all cash payments to a cashier’s check, money order or personal check. 

 

Payments can be made via U.S. Mail:

Please mail your tax payment using the provided payment envelope and appropriate postage for the quickest processing.  Please do not send cash.  We ask that you convert all cash payments to a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.  Please note that due to recent changes with the US Postal Service, mail is often transported out-of-town for processing and postmark.  Be sure to mail your tax payment early or take your payment envelope into the Post Office to receive an official “hand stamped local postmark”, to avoid late penalties.  Please note that our payment mailing address has changed, make sure to update your online bill pay information.

 

 

Payments can be made online:  

Payments can be made on-line at www.co.douglas.or.us using a credit/debit card or e-check. If payment is made using the online method, there will be a 2.49% transaction fee for credit cards, a $3.95 transaction fee for debit cards and a $3.00 transaction fee for e-checks.  There is a public computer with internet access, located in the Douglas County Tax Collection Office lobby, allowing tax payers to make their online payment.

 

Payments can be made in person at:

Douglas County Tax Collection Office located in Room 205, at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon.  Important reminder: Due to changes in their corporate guidelines, the Reedsport Branch of Umpqua Bank is no longer accepting property tax payments from Douglas County residents.  Property tax payments for all county residents will need to be made via our drop boxes, by mail, online or in-person at the Douglas County Tax Collection Office in Roseburg, Oregon.

For Tax Information call: (541) 440-4253

Douglas County Tax Office, Room 205, Douglas County Courthouse, 1035 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97470

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO) (541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 28, 2021 - 04/28/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to a positive with a positive test result to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,128*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Saturday

April 24, 2021

Sunday

April 25, 2021

Monday

April 26, 2021

Tuesday

April 27, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

April 28, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,094

3,098

3,102

3,118

3,128

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,943

2,948

2,952

2,967

2,978

Presumptive

151

150

150

151

150

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

10

10

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

79

80

70

67

79

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

66

68

69

69

69

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 79 cases in isolation, as well as another 156 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 235 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY MOVING TO STATE MANDATED MODERATE-RISK LEVEL ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Hopefully you heard the good news yesterday that Douglas County will be moving to a lower State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level guidance starting on Friday, April 30, 2021 and going through Thursday, May 6, 2021.  The State announced yesterday, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, that they are changing their program for their State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance for counties immediately. For the next three weeks, the State will be conducting one-week COVID-19 data reviews, and then applying county risk level movement every week based on case counts in relation to their State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance.  The move to the one week monitoring and movement window was in response to the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  Fortunately, Douglas County has seen a decrease in cases, so we will be one of the few counties that are moving to a lower level. Click here to review the State’s Mandated Risk Level Chart for details on the guidance.  A complete list of Oregon Counties and their current State Mandated Risk Levels is available here.  Updates to the State’s Mandated County Risk Levels next week will be announced on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and take effect on Friday, May 7, 2021. Counties that improve their COVID-19 metrics will have the opportunity to move to a lower risk level.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team is out an about in the county bringing the COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at businesses, farms, fire stations and locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, acquired two MMV’s, and coordinated with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train our local Tiger Team members to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

Today the Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting a FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINIC at the locations listed below.  The clincs are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Camas Valley area. Clinic will be at the Camas Valley Fire Department at 142 Burma Road in Camas Valley from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Tenmile area. Clinic will be at the Tenmile Fire Department at 158 Reston Road, Roseburg from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HEALTH RESUMING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) have resumed hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  This week they announced they would be back in Drain for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

 

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021: Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Drain Civic Center, located at 205 West “A” Avenue in Drain from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to our North County neighbors aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COMING SOON: DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH NETWORK LAUNCHING NEW VACCINE CAMPAIGN

Douglas Public Health Network is excited to announce that they will be launching their “it’s your turn” vaccine campaign later this week, encouraging everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and we want people to know they are eligible and that we have vaccine available.  Having the majority of our residents vaccinated is the surest road to getting back the sense of normalcy and freedom that we all miss and want. It’s your turn to help us get there!” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.

 

The local campaign will include social media, television and radio spots featuring local teens, business professionals and residents opening up about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. #itsyourturn

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can sign up locally to get your COVID-19 vaccine in the following manner:

  1. Send an e-mail to vaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org and DPHN will help to connect you with a local vaccine provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  3. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy listed on our vaccinators list. Click here for our current list of COVID Vaccinators.
  4. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  5. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  6. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

HOW DO I GET MY SECOND DOSE OF THE PFIZER OR MODERNA VACCINE?  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination. For those residents who have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • We are told that those who get vaccinated can expect a second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 27, 2021 - 04/27/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,118*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY MOVING TO STATE MANDATED MODERATE-RISK LEVEL ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Congratulations Douglas County!  We want to thank our residents for their attentiveness during these difficult times, and for continuing to persevere through the state mandated guidelines. While we have seen a huge spike in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the rest of Oregon, Douglas County will be among one of the few to actually move to a lower State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level guidance starting on Friday, April 30, 2021, according to the State. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, the State announced today, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, that they are changing their State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance for counties immediately.  The State has eliminated their two-week COVID-19 data review window, and has chosen to move to a one-week COVID-19 data review window for the next three weeks to determine County movement within their State Mandated COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance.  So, county health and safety restrictions will be evaluated and moved weekly.   As a result of the changes, 15 Oregon Counties will move to the Extreme-Risk level effective Friday, April 30, 2021 and go through Thursday, May 6, 2021, nine counties will be in the High-Risk level, four will be in Moderate-Risk, and eight will be in Lower-Risk.  But, the good news is that, due to our decreasing numbers, Douglas County will be moving to the State’s Mandated Moderate-Risk Level guidance.  Click on the link below to review the State’s Mandated Risk Level Chart for details on the guidance.  https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3461.pdf.  A complete list of Oregon Counties and their current State Mandated Risk Levels is available here.

 

Also, in news we are happy to finally see, the State said that, “in an effort to speed up the return to normal business operations in Oregon,” they will be evaluating the county COVID-19 data weekly for at least the next three weeks, as well as partnering with the State Legislature for an emergency relief package to immediately aid businesses in Extreme Risk counties. Updates to the State’s Mandated County Risk Levels next week will be announced on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and take effect on Friday, May 7, 2021. Counties that improve their COVID-19 metrics will have the opportunity to move to a lower risk level.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Friday

April 23, 2021

Saturday

April 24, 2021

Sunday

April 25, 2021

Monday

April 26, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

April 27, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,083

3,094

3,098

3,102

3,118

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,933

2,943

2,948

2,952

2,967

Presumptive

150

151

150

150

151

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

7

10

10

11

Total Currently in Isolation

70

79

80

70

67

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

66

66

68

69

69

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 67 cases in isolation, as well as another 140 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County.  Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 207 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY RESUMING TIGER TEAM OUTREACH WITH POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

Previously, we mentioned the roll out of a new program in Douglas County with regards to our COVID-19 vaccine outreach, called our Douglas County Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, announced at the end of March that they had acquired two mobile medical vans (MMV) and were coordinating with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) to organize and train a local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts with ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics in rural areas at businesses, farms, fire stations and smaller remote communities in Douglas County.  The term ‘tiger team’ refers to a small group of handpicked, highly skilled experts, who provide expertise in approaching and solving problems in effective ways.  The Tiger Team has been refining their skills while shadowing a few vaccine events in the area and are now ready to resuming their pop-up vaccine clinics. 

This week the Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clincs are open to anyone 16 years of age and older and preregistration is not necessary:

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Melqua-Melrose area. Clinic will be at the Coles Valley Vineyards at 10003 Melqua Road, Umpqua from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Camas Valley area. Clinic will be at the Camas Valley Fire Department at 142 Burma Road in Camas Valley from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Tenmile area. Clinic will be at the Tenmile Fire Department at 158 Reston Road, Roseburg from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Our Douglas County Tiger Team is made up of six local handpicked individuals who bring expertise and background in a specific area to the team.  They are local health care professionals, some of whom were integral in helping to run our drive through testing clinics, our mass vaccination events, as well as individuals from our highly successful epi-teams, as well as emergency medical specialists, event planners, logistical experts and organizational mavens.  The Tiger Team Leader is Mike Hansen, who has 45 years of experience in fire and emergency services, 18 of which was providing emergency medical care as a Paramedic.  The rest of the Tiger Team members are Stephanie Griggs, Rob Gandy, Mitchell Kilkenny, Annie Dannenhoffer and Bonnie Durick.  In addition to the six Tiger Team members, they also coordinate with an Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.   If you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and their pop-up vaccination clinics, please call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HEALTH RESUMING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health, with the help of local partners (DPHN & Douglas County Commissioners) have resumed hosting vaccination events at various locations in rural Douglas County.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment or for a list of upcoming clinics, please call Aviva Health at (541) 672-9596.  This week they announced they would be back in Drain for another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. 

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021: Aviva Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine team will be at the Drain Civic Center, located at 205 West “A” Avenue in Drain from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm offering COVID-19 vaccinations to our North County neighbors aged 16 years of age and older.  Walk-ins also welcomed!

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can sign up locally to get your COVID-19 vaccine in the following manner:

  1. Send an e-mail to vaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org and DPHN will help to connect you with a local vaccine provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  3. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy listed on our vaccinators list. Click here for our current list of COVID Vaccinators.
  4. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  5. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  6. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

HOW DO I GET MY SECOND DOSE OF THE PFIZER OR MODERNA VACCINE?  

While we have heard a lot about second dose hesitancy, it is important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get and not forgo getting your second dose of the vaccine and complete their vaccination. For those residents who have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

  • We are told that those who get vaccinated can expect a second dose about 4-6 weeks after the first dose.
  • You should have received a vaccination card when you received your first dose that details the brand of vaccine, its lot number, and the date the vaccine was administered.  This card is for your records only, and is not official proof that you have received the vaccine. Proof of your vaccination rests with the State Alert System, which is accessible by medical facilities.
  • You should get your second dose from the same provider or organization from which you received your first. However, the physical address where you receive the second dose may change.
  • You will be notified by the provider or organization that gave you your first dose about where and when you will receive your second dose.
  • I got a first vaccine out of the area; can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County?  The second vaccine dose is “paired” to the first dose, and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose.  Therefore, except in rare circumstances, you will need to return to where you got your first dose.
  • If you have questions, please contact the provider or organization where you received your first dose.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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4-26-21 NOTICE - Douglas County LPSCC - Housing Subcommittee Meeting - 04/26/21

Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Housing Subcommittee

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 26, 2021

 

 

** Notice of Virtual Meeting **

Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Housing Subcommittee

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

 

(Douglas County, OR) The next meeting for the Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council’s (LPSCC) – Housing Subcommittee will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm via a virtual conference format.

 

Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions, therefor the meeting will be conducted virtually. We will accommodate any member of the public who wishes to join the meeting via video or by phone. For information on how you can listen in on this meeting, please see the agenda or contact the interim meeting coordinator, Allen Hobson at son65@gmail.com">ahobson65@gmail.com

 

The meeting agenda is attached and can also be found at www.co.douglas.or.us.

 

 

 
 

*Douglas County attempts to provide public accessibility to its services, programs and activities.

If accommodation is needed to participate in this meeting, please contact (541) 450-9768

at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Tamara Howell | Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist | Public Information Officer | (541) 670-2804 | Cell (541) 957-4896 | tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 26, 2021 - 04/26/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

 (Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, April 26, 2021, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,102*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our sixty-ninth COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man who passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020, and Douglas County was notified of his passing on Friday, April 23, 2021.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.  Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Thursday

April 22, 2021

Friday

April 23, 2021

Saturday

April 24, 2021

Sunday

April 25, 2021

Today, Monday,

April 26, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,076

3,083

3,094

3,098

3,102

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,927

2,933

2,943

2,948

2,952

Presumptive

149

150

151

150

150

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

7

7

10

10

Total Currently in Isolation

80

70

79

80

70

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

66

66

66

68

69

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 70 cases in isolation, as well as another 152 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 222 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

924 RESIDENTS VACCINATED AT COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 24

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health collaborated to host another mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  Residents that signed up were able to receive either their first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the event. Over fifty volunteers worked at the event to vaccinate 924 Douglas County residents. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the State of Oregon and OHA as of today, ALL residents 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can sign up locally to get your COVID-19 vaccine in the following manner:

  1. Send an e-mail to vaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org and DPHN will help to connect you with a local vaccine provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider.
  3. Ask for a referral to another health care provider
  4. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy listed on our vaccinators list
  5. Sign up for one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County. We have updated our list of COVID-19 vaccinators in Douglas County. Click here for our current list of COVID Vaccinators.
  6. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  7. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT? LOCAL HELP IS AVAILABLE

Not everyone is able to use the internet, a tablet, a computer or a smart phone to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.  If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine, and do not have access to the internet, you can call one of the numbers below to get help scheduling an appointment.

  • Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.
  • Coastal Residents can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (541) 271-2175.
  • U.S. Veterans can call the Roseburg VA Health Care Center at (541) 440-1000.
  • Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call (541) 672-9405.
  • Seniors can call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.  Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

Aviva Health has created an online FAQ page to answer questions related to COVID-19 regarding availability and scheduling.  Log onto https://aviva.health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs/

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

Lower Umpqua Hospital District now has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport, Douglas County Coastal area.  The LUHD COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number is (541) 271-2175, and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 25, 2021 (Photo) - 04/26/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

 

UPDATED: Please accept our apologies, as we were having technical issues yesterday and today with our Flash Alert program, thus our COVID-19 Daily Update was not sent out properly via Flash Alert or posted on our Facebook page on Sunday, April 25, 2021. However, the update was released to our email list. Thank you for your continued patience.

 

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, April 25, 2021, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to postiive with a positive test result to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,098*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth Douglas County residents with the COVID-19 virus. Our 67th COVID related death is a 58-year-old man who died April 20th and tested positive post mortem with notification received on 24th. Our 68th COVID related death is a 80-year-old woman who died April 24 and tested positive on April 23. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Thursday

April 22, 2021

Friday

April 23, 2021

Saturday

April 24, 2021

Today, Sunday,

April 25, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,071

3,076

3,083

3,094

3,098

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,922

2,927

2,933

2,943

2,948

Presumptive

149

149

150

151

150

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

7

7

7

10

Total Currently in Isolation

81

80

70

79

80

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

66

66

66

66

68

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 80 cases in isolation, as well as another 173 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 253 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

 

 

 

 

Tune in on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DCCRT
DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 24, 2021 - 04/24/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 24, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Sturday, April 24, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,094*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Tuesday

April 20, 2021

Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Thursday

April 22, 2021

Friday

April 23, 2021

Today, Saturday,

April 24, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,063

3,071

3,076

3,083

3,094

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,916

2,922

2,927

2,933

2,943

Presumptive

147

149

149

150

151

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

7

7

7

7

Total Currently in Isolation

91

81

80

70

79

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

66

66

66

66

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 79 cases in isolation, as well as another 153 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 232 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DCCRT
DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 23, 2021 - 04/23/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, April 23, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,083*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

April 19, 2021

Tuesday

April 20, 2021

Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Thursday

April 22, 2021

Today, Friday,

April 23, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,059

3,063

3,071

3,076

3,083

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,912

2,916

2,922

2,927

2,933

Presumptive

147

147

149

149

150

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

8

7

7

7

Total Currently in Isolation

85

91

81

80

70

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

66

66

66

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 70 cases in isolation, as well as another 140 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 210 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be by appointment only, so preregistration is required. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event.

 

We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

The ONLY way to sign up for an appointment is by filling out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message. Eligible residents wishing to get vaccine at this event must sign up:

 

• If you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can self-sign up at: THIS LINK. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes.

• You can also log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/  

• If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.

• If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.

• You must have an appointment in order to attend the vaccination event.

The options listed above are the only ways to schedule an appointment for this vaccination event. Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event. For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on April 24th, 2021.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

###

 

 

Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DCCRT
DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 23, 2021 - 04/23/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, April 23, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,083*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

April 19, 2021

Tuesday

April 20, 2021

Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Thursday

April 22, 2021

Today, Friday,

April 23, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,059

3,063

3,071

3,076

3,083

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,912

2,916

2,922

2,927

2,933

Presumptive

147

147

149

149

150

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

8

7

7

7

Total Currently in Isolation

85

91

81

80

70

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

66

66

66

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 70 cases in isolation, as well as another 140 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 210 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be by appointment only, so preregistration is required. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event.

 

We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

The ONLY way to sign up for an appointment is by filling out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message. Eligible residents wishing to get vaccine at this event must sign up:

 

• If you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can self-sign up at: THIS LINK. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes.

• You can also log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/  

• If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.

• If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.

• You must have an appointment in order to attend the vaccination event.

The options listed above are the only ways to schedule an appointment for this vaccination event. Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event. For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on April 24th, 2021.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 22, 2021 - 04/22/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, April 22, 2021, there are FIVE (5) people with new positive test results and NO new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,076*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Sunday

April 18, 2021

Monday

April 19, 2021

Tuesday

April 20, 2021

Wednesday

April 20, 2021

Today, Thursday,

April 22, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,050

3,059

3,063

3,071

3,076

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,902

2,912

2,916

2,922

2,927

Presumptive

148

147

147

149

149

Total Currently Hospitalized

5

7

8

7

7

Total Currently in Isolation

84

85

91

81

80

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

66

66

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 80 cases in isolation, as well as another 152 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 232 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be by appointment only, so preregistration is required. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event.

 

We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

The ONLY way to sign up for an appointment is by filling out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message. Eligible residents wishing to get vaccine at this event must sign up:

 

• If you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can self-sign up at: THIS LINK. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes.

• You can also log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/  

• If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.

• If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.

• You must have an appointment in order to attend the vaccination event.

The options listed above are the only ways to schedule an appointment for this vaccination event. Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event. For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on April 24th, 2021.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended. Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DCCRT
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 21, 2021 - 04/21/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 21, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,071*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and five out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Saturday

April 17, 2021

Sunday

April 18, 2021

Monday

April 19, 2021

Tuesday

April 20, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

April 21, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,048

3,050

3,059

3,063

3,071

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,901

2,902

2,912

2,916

2,922

Presumptive

147

148

147

147

149

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

5

7

8

7

Total Currently in Isolation

94

84

85

91

81

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

66

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 81 cases in isolation, as well as another 145 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 226 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be by appointment only, so preregistration is required. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event.

 

We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

The ONLY way to sign up for an appointment is by filling out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message. Eligible residents wishing to get vaccine at this event must sign up:

 

• If you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can self-sign up at: THIS LINK. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes.

• You can also log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/  

• If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.

• If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.

• You must have an appointment in order to attend the vaccination event.

The options listed above are the only ways to schedule an appointment for this vaccination event. Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event. For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on April 24th, 2021.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Douglas County Special District Elections May 18, 2021 - 04/20/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2021

*** Special Districts Election Update ***

Ballots Arriving Soon, Due by May 18, 2021

 

            (Douglas County, Or.) Ballots for the upcoming May 18, 2021 Special Districts Election will be arriving after April 29, 2021 for registered voters in Douglas County.

 

Ballots must be returned no later than 8:00 pm on May 18th, 2021.  Douglas County voters have until approximately Monday, May 10th, 2021 to safely utilize US mail to cast their ballot for the Special Districts Election. Votes can also use office ballot drop site (for a complete list follow link: Douglas County Ballot Drop Site Locations.

 

The Douglas County Clerk would like to remind voters;

  • In order to receive an official ballot for the Special Districts Election, you must be registered to vote and your voter registration must be up-to-date. 
    • Registered voters who need to update their registration information have until 8:00 pm on May 18, 2021 at  www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or complete Voter Registration form and return to Douglas County Clerk’s Office located at the 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Room 124 in Roseburg.
  • NEW VOTER registrations are limited by the April 27, 2021 deadline.
  • If registered voters haven’t received ballots by Friday, May 7, 2021 please contact or visit our office.
  • Before turning in a ballot, make sure you have reviewed and completed both sides of the ballot.
  • Confirm you have signed your ballot return envelope, where it lists your printed name and address.
  • Sign the ballot envelope in the same manner as your most current voter registration card.

 

            For more information about the Special Districts Election, please visit the Douglas County Elections Webpage.  For Voter Education and Outreach support contact Douglas County Elections Division* at (541) 440-4252 or email us at elections@co.douglas.or.us.  Additional information is available on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website at oregonvotes.gov or by calling 1.866.673.VOTE.

 

*Our Voter Education and Outreach Program does not provide support at political events and is entirely nonpartisan. Douglas County Elections does not endorse or discuss any particular candidates or measures.

 

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Contact Dan Loomis, County Clerk, Douglas County Clerk’s Office (541) 440-4324 - djloomis@co.douglas.or.u

DCCRT
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 20, 2021 - 04/20/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results and no presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,063*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our sixty-sixth Douglas County resident with the COVID-19 virus. Our 66th COVID related death is a 61-year-old man who died April 13th and tested positive, post mortem on April 14th, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Friday

April 16, 2021

Saturday

April 17, 2021

Sunday

April 18, 2021

Monday

April 19, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

April 20, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,035

3,048

3,050

3,059

3,063

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,889

2,901

2,902

2,912

2,916

Presumptive

146

147

148

147

147

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

6

5

7

8

Total Currently in Isolation

85

94

84

85

91

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

65

66

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 91 cases in isolation, as well as another 137 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 228 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

NEXT DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th.

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health have collaborated to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event will be by appointment only, so preregistration is required. We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) vaccine at the event.

 

We have been approved to move forward with the next group of eligible residents, so we have expanded the eligibility for this event: 1) ALL residents of Douglas County 16 years old and older are eligible. 2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

The ONLY way to sign up for an appointment is by filling out the online registration form or by calling the phone numbers provided below and leaving a message. Eligible residents wishing to get vaccine at this event must sign up:

• If you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can self-sign up at: THIS LINK. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes.

• You can also log onto the DPHN website and click on the sign-up link/red bubble box on the home page: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/  

• If you do not have online computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.

• If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.

• You must have an appointment in order to attend the vaccination event.

 

The options listed above are the only ways to schedule an appointment for this vaccination event. Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about signing up for the vaccine event. For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, they will be scheduled to receive their second dose at exactly the same time on April 24th, 2021.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DCCRT
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 19, 2021 (Photo) - 04/19/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 19, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  UPDATED  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, April 19, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive has moved to positive with a positive test result to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,059*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Thursday

April 15, 2021

Friday

April 16, 2021

Saturday

April 17, 2021

Sunday

April 18, 2021

Today, Monday,

April 19, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,029

3,035

3,048

3,050

3,059

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,883

2,889

2,901

2,902

2,912

Presumptive

146

146

147

148

147

Total Currently Hospitalized

7

7

6

5

7

Total Currently in Isolation

84

85

94

84

85

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

65

65

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 85 cases in isolation, as well as another 151 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 236 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many

questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 16, 2021 - 04/18/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, April 18, 2021, there is ONE (1) person with a new positive test result and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,050*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Wednesday

April 14, 2021

Thursday

April 15, 2021

Friday

April 16, 2021

Saturday

April 17, 2021

Today, Sunday,

April 18, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,020

3,029

3,035

3,048

3,050

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,874

2,883

2,889

2,901

2,903

Presumptive

146

146

146

147

148

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

7

7

6

5

Total Currently in Isolation

93

84

85

94

84

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

65

65

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 84 cases in isolation, as well as another 188 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 272 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 17, 2021 - 04/17/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, April 17, 2021, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,048*. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Tuesday

April 13, 2021

Wednesday

April 14, 2021

Thursday

April 15, 2021

Friday

April 16, 2021

Today, Saturday,

April 17, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,014

3,020

3,029

3,035

3,048

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,869

2,874

2,883

2,889

2,901

Presumptive

145

146

146

146

147

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

6

7

7

6

Total Currently in Isolation

108

93

84

85

94

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

65

65

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 235 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 329 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - April 16, 2021 (Photo) - 04/16/21

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 TEST RESULTS: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, April 16, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptives) in Douglas County is now at 3,035*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart*

Date

Monday

April 12, 2021

Tuesday

April 13, 2021

Wednesday

April 14, 2021

Thursday

April 15, 2021

Today, Friday,

April 16, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,003

3,014

3,020

3,029

3,035

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,858

2,869

2,874

2,883

2,889

Presumptive

145

145

146

146

146

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

6

6

7

7

Total Currently in Isolation

106

108

93

84

85

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

65

65

65

65

65

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 85 cases in isolation, as well as another 215 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 300 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

AVISTA OFFERS COVID-19 DEBT RELIEF GRANTS TO HELP RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

Shared from Avista.  The pandemic has been financially hard on many people. Avista cares and is doing something about it—by providing COVID-19 Debt Relief grants to help residential customers who are behind on their energy bills.  If you have a past-due balance with Avista, you may qualify to receive funds to pay some or all of what you owe. The grants are available through September 30, 2022, or until funding runs out—whichever occurs first.  There are other ways Avista can help. Recognizing the uncertainty that the pandemic has created, they want to assure their customers that help is available for your current and future bills, as well.  They are offering to assist you with: Payment Arrangements - Short-term and long-term payment arrangements can be made on an individual basis. Comfort Level Billing – They divide your yearly energy costs into 12 equal and predictable monthly payments. Preferred Due Date - Aligns your bill’s due date with your payday to help your budgeting during the month. If you need additional assistance to pay your bill, contact your local community action agency to see if you may qualify for our other assistance programs. To find the agency nearest you, please visit their website at myavista.com/assistance or call (800) 227-9187.  Avista Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

COMING SOON: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND GRANTS

Shared from the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance and the National Restaurant Association.  One of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic has been restaurants, with shutdowns and restrictions cutting off revenue opportunities. The newly passed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) aims to help restaurants, bars and related businesses with a new grant program called the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will offer $28.6 billion in grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. Restaurants will not be required to acquire a System of Award Management (SAM) number.  As of April 15, 2021, there was still no specified release date for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant applications, according to SBA associate administrator Patrick Kelley.  But Kelley recently noted some important details operators need to know about where and how to apply when applications go live. The web application will be available at restaurants.sba.gov (when the link goes live) and SBA says they are “on the precipice of opening.”  For more information on RRF eligibility, documents applicants need to have on hand and how grants are calculated, check out the recent Q&A published by the National Restaurant Association.

 

By our estimates, we've lost $250 billion in revenue from the beginning of the pandemic,” National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President Sean Kennedy said.  “From March until January of this year, 110,000 restaurants have been closed. … Our goal has always been an industry-specific solution, and the announcement of the passage of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is a big step towards that.”

 

For more information on other pandemic relief programs for small businesses, log onto the SBA COVID-19 RELIEF OPTIONS website at: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

We continue encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, to gauge your risk level, and to make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you from contracting or spreading coronavirus.  We have provided education on the widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick, and wear face coverings where recommended.  Click here, for a graphic on how to protect you and your family from the spread of COVID-19.  We know how important family, businesses and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING CLINICS TAKING A PAUSE

Due to the widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics for the time being.  If needs increase, we are prepared to bring back testing on a weekly basis again.  As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19.  Patients without a Primary Care Provider that are looking for a COVID-19 test can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. 

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

Tune in on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  For future Facebook Events with Dr. Bob, please submit your questions to: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their Agencies are the ones setting policy and issuing the guidelines for the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with the current State COVID guidelines.  If you have concerns, questions or wish to report compliance, issues contact these state agencies directly:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  

 

Local Online Access to Updates

Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Government website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the daily update to our subscription base free.  You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5: pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell (541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us   

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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