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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case & Daily Update - August 4, 2020 (Photo) - 08/04/20

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 – August 4, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE DAILY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and FOUR new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 140*.  Please note that we are listing a new hospitalized COVID patient in our chart below, however they are not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out of state, but they are currently hospitalized locally.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Friday,

July 31, 2020

Saturday,

August 1, 2020

Sunday,

August 2, 2020

Monday,

August 3, 2020

Today, Tuesday,

August 4, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

125

128

132

134

140

People with Positive

PCR or Antigen Test Results

120

122

125

125

127

Presumptive

5

6

7

9

13

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

21

19

23

21

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7762

7832

7862

7970

7991

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Advisory: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: We continue to stress the importance of accessing your COVID-RISK. (Click here to read our special COVID   Report on COVID-RISK issued earlier today).  Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Reversing the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  Contracting the coronavirus is very preventable.  The virus is a hazard to your health and the health of those around you.  COVID-19 is dangerous in that you could unwittingly expose someone you love to the virus, potentially infect someone with a compromised immune system or cause someone to get seriously ill or die.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling, going to work while sick, inviting Aunt Sally to come visit or attending a wedding or a party, we encourage you to please reconsider and access the COVID-RISK to you, your family and your community.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In addition to limiting travel, not attending social gatherings and staying home if you are sick, we ask you to please follow these simple daily precautions as well: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. 

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19.

deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1263 people tested in 56 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Local Workplace Outbreak to be reported by OHA

The Oregon Health Authority will be reporting a workplace outbreak in Douglas County tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been linked to Mercy Medical Center.  OHA started reporting workplace outbreaks of five or more cases in early June, with most cases now reporting as recovered.  The OHA weekly report on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 noted that there have been over 110 reported workplace outbreaks in Oregon.  OHA’s policy related to workplace outbreaks is to report outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Locally, Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and the staff at Douglas Public Health Network have been working directly with Mercy and their employees since the first positive case result was returned.  Ongoing epidemiology work including communication with contacts of positive cases and additional testing is continuing to happen on site.  Both DPHN staff and Mercy officials are supporting their employees that are in isolation or quarantine.

 

"Douglas Public Health Network has been working closely with Mercy Medical Center providing vital epidemiology investigation and support for this workplace outbreak.  We believe it is still safe to seek care at Mercy because they were prepared and they are supporting additional testing while also supporting their staff in quarantine.  We are working together to mitigate the transmission to staff, patients as well as the larger community.” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer.

 

Mercy Medical Center is a rural non-profit community hospital located in Roseburg and is the leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services and programs for the more than 107,000 residents of Douglas County, Oregon.  Their history of service in the region dates back more than 100 years to when the Sisters of Mercy raised $12,000 to build Roseburg’s first hospital. The 25-bed Mercy Hospital opened Feb. 22, 1909, on the bank of the South Umpqua River at the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Madrone Street. In 1977, the doors were opened the beautiful new facility on Stewart Parkway.  Today Mercy is a sophisticated, 174-bed medical center offering patients throughout the region local access to highly trained medical professionals, advanced technologies and a wide range of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services.

 

“Since the coronavirus was identified, our organization has been focused on ensuring the safety of our employees and our patients. The employee who tested positive was exposed on their time off, and no patients were exposed due to our PPE protocols.  Staff who have tested positive are now in quarantine for two weeks and we will continue to work closely with Douglas Public Health Network as we move forward.  I personally want to reassure our community that Mercy remains a safe place to receive health care and we will continue our commitment to safety. From screening everyone who comes facility, limiting visitors, masking both patients, visitors and staff and following the CDC guidelines we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and healing environment.”    Kelly C. Morgan, president and CEO.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed Accurate Local Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Questions about Governor’s Reopening Plans or Statewide Rules?  If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here for the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.  

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

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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 Special Report
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team -- Special Report - August 4, 2020 (Photo) - 08/04/20

SPECIAL REPORT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 4, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – SPECIAL REPORT!

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) There is a term we should all be familiar with, COVID-RISK.  While everyone should be familiar with COVID, the super infectious pandemic virus that is sweeping our world, some of you are not familiar with the term COVID-RISK…and you should be.  Merriam-Webster defines RISK as, ‘to expose to a hazard or danger.’  COVID-RISK refers to the levels of potential exposure of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus as related to your activities.  Low risk activities are those that expose you to a minimal risk of getting COVID, while high risk activities are those that most certainly could expose you, your family and your community to the virus.  With that said, we wanted to specifically address the relationship between, “why our cases are on the rise” and the fact that “people not heeding our advice about traveling, attending social gatherings and staying home when they are sick.”

 

FACTS ABOUT COVID-RISK IN DOUGLAS COUNTY!  

  • We continue to see COVID-19 cases rise in Douglas County. 
  • We continue to see people test positive for COVID-19 that have traveled out of the area, especially out-of-the state.
  • We continue to see people that have contracted the virus infect others, well before they show any actual symptoms.
  • We continue to see people welcome visitors from out of state into their homes that have brought the virus with them.
  • We continue to see people that have been tested for COVID, awaiting results, not isolating themselves.
  • We continue to see people making questionable judgement calls that have resulted in the increase of COVID cases.
  • We continue to remind our residents to limit travel, not attend social gatherings and stay home if you are sick.

 

 

If you don’t think the coronavirus can spread like wildfire, here is a case in point.  A recent outbreak in our county spiraled out of control, in a matter of days.  This outbreak is riddled with choices that allowed the virus to spread.   A family member decided to travel from another state with a high level of COVID cases to Douglas County, simply to visit family…there was not an emergency or a life event.  The visitor did not self-quarantine for 14 days prior to the visit.  Either at home or during their journey the visitor unknowingly contracted the coronavirus.  While here, the out of state visitor unknowingly exposed and infected several in their host family with COVID.  One member of that family then attended a large social event with 60+ people, who were not wearing face coverings or practicing social distancing, and unknowingly exposed and infected several guests at the event.  A guest at the event then had a different family gathering that exposed and infected a few others. Several of those people then went to work and unknowingly exposed and infected their coworkers.  Now we have a COVID outbreak in our county that involves several sick families, many people in quarantine and several businesses affected…all related to one ‘innocent’ visit.  

 

We believe that we have reached a critical juncture with COVID-19 in Douglas County.  If we do not stop the spread now, the virus could potentially wreak havoc and we run the risk of seeing these consequences:

  • Not meeting the matrix criteria for schools to re-open this Fall to in-classroom instruction.
  • Hospitals getting over whelmed, restricting surgeries and limiting access to care.
  • Clinics and medical practices reverting back to limited or no services.
  • Jails releasing or not holding inmates due to overcrowding with COVID guidelines.
  • Businesses and agencies closing their doors again, limiting services and goods.
  • More layoffs and people out of work.

 

So, how do we stop the spread of COVID-19 in Douglas County?  The answer is actually quite simple; we need everyone to make good choices and really stop and think about their activities and the COVID-RISK associated with those activities.  If we want to turn the tables on spread of this virus in our communities, we need residents to:

1. Evaluate the risk before you travel  

  • Is it necessary that I travel right now or that people travel to see me right now?
  • Am I sure that I am not sick?  Or that I might make someone in my family sick? 
  • Am I traveling to a known COVID hot spot? Am I visiting family that could be sick?
  • How will I get there? Car, Plane, Train?  What safety measures do they have in place?
  • How many people will I come in contact with?  Will I be in confined spaces with strangers?
  • Am I able to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to my destination?
  • Am I able to quarantine for 14 days upon my return home?
  • What restrictions are in place at my proposed destination? Do I have to take a test before I go?
  • Is it safe to travel right now?

2. Limit who you see or visit

  • Has the person I’m visiting been exposed to the coronavirus
  • Did they recently travel out of the area?
  • Did they self-quarantine going and upon their return?
  • Are they sick?
  • Could I unknowingly expose them to the virus?

Ask your family and friends to stay home

  • We know it is tough right now, but please ask visitors to stay home.
  • Find non-contact ways to visit with each other like Facetime, texting, sending or posting photos, writing letters and making phone calls.

Don’t attend that social gathering

  • Again, we know it is hard, but resist the urge to attend that wedding, birthday party or pool party.

 

Stay home if you are sick

  • Going to work when you feel you are, “only just a little sick” could potentially expose others to your illness and cause an unnecessary outbreak. 

 

Access your COVID-RISK and avoid activities that are high risk

  • Evaluate your COVID-RISK by using risk index charts like the one ATTACHED we adapted from doctors from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University and the University of Arizona.

 

Reversing the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents. 

Contracting the coronavirus is very preventable.  The virus is a hazard to your health and the health of those around you.  COVID-19 is dangerous in that you could unwittingly expose someone you love to the virus, potentially infect someone with a compromised immune system or cause someone to get seriously ill or die.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling, going to work while sick, inviting Aunt Sally to come visit or attending a wedding, we encourage you to please reconsider and access the COVID-RISK to you, your family and your community.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In addition to limiting travel, not attending social gatherings and staying home if you are sick, we ask you to please follow these simple daily precautions as well: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. 

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 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 Special Report , COVID RISK
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - August 3, 2020 (Photo) - 08/03/20

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 – August 3, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, August 3, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is NO new positive test results and TWO new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 134*.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Thursday,

July 30, 2020

Friday,

July 31, 2020

Saturday,

August 1, 2020

Sunday,

August 2, 2020

Today, Monday,

August 3, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

122

125

128

132

134

People with Positive

PCR or Antigen Test Results

118

120

122

125

125

Presumptive

4

5

6

7

9

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

34

21

19

23

21

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7678

7762

7832

7862

7970

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Advisory: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: We continue to stress the importance of limiting your travel.  Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like weddings, birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID safe manner. 

 

Reminder: We also want to encourage you to stay home if you are sick and seek medical advice to determine if you might have contracted COVID-19.  Going to work when you feel you are, “only just a little sick” could potentially expose others to your illness and cause an unnecessary outbreak. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party, invite your relatives from out of state to visit or go to work sick, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

 

INFORMATION    

Stay Informed Accurate Local Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

Questions about Governor’s Reopening Plans or Statewide Rules?  If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here for the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.  

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1263 people tested in 56 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

State Extends Emergency Order for Health Insurance and Amends the Property and Casualty Order

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation announced last Friday that it will be extending its emergency order for health insurance and amended its property and casualty order once again due to COVID-19.  The health insurance order has now been extended until September 1, 2020.

 

The order requires health insurance companies to do the following for their customers during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Provide at least a 60-day grace period to pay any past-due premiums
  • Pay claims for any covered services during the first 30 days of the grace period
  • Extend all deadlines for reporting claims and other communications, and provide members with communication options that meet physical distancing standards

The new order is in effect through September 1, 2020, and can be extended in 30-day increments during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Read the complete updated health insurance order here

Read the updated extension to the emergency order here    

 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - August 2, 2020 (Photo) - 08/02/20

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 – August 2, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Sunday, August 2, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 132*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Wednesday,

July 29, 2020

Thursday,

July 30, 2020

Friday,

July 31, 2020

Saturday,

August 1, 2020

Today, Sunday,

August 2, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

121

122

125

128

132

People with Positive

PCR or Antigen Test Results

117

118

120

122

125

Presumptive

4

4

5

6

7

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

34

34

21

19

23

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7597

7678

7762

7832

7862

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Continued Caution: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like weddings, birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 23 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1263 people tested in 56 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here for the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.   

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - August 1, 2020 (Photo) - 08/01/20

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 – August 1, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Saturday, August 1, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 128*.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Wednesday,

July 29, 2020

Thursday,

July 30, 2020

Friday,

July 31, 2020

Today, Saturday,

August 1, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

119

121

122

125

128

People with Positive

PCR or Antigen Test Results

115

117

118

120

122

Presumptive

4

4

4

5

6

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

39

34

34

21

19

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7514

7597

7678

7762

7832

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Continued Caution: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like weddings, birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 19 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1255 people tested in 55 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Reminder Red Cross: Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Although this summer looks different, the dip in blood inventory remains as hospitals resume surgical procedures and blood drive cancellations continue.  The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage. Donors are needed to make and keep scheduled appointments to help meet the current need. If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, you are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Donate your blood and save a life.

Local Blood Drives: Appointments are required, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767 to schedule today.

Monday, August 3        1:00 pm – 6:30 pm      Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Monday, August 3        12:30 pm – 5:30 pm    LDS Church, 2001 W. Bertha Ave., Roseburg 

Tuesday, August 4       9:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Wednesday, August 5 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm      LDS Church, 340 NW Glenhart Ave., Winston 

Friday, August 7          11:00 am – 4:00 pm    Reedsport Church of God, 2191 Birch Ave., Reedsport 

Friday, August 7          10:30 am – 4:30 pm    Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Monday, August 10     1:00 pm – 6:30 pm       Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Wednesday, August 12 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Masonic Temple #59, 626 Winchester Ave., Reedsport

Wednesday, August 12 11:00 am – 4:00 pm    Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Thursday, August 13     1:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Elks Lodge #1943, 106 S. Main St., Myrtle Creek

Friday, August 14          9:00 am – 3:00 pm    Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Monday, August 17        1:00 pm – 6:30 pm    Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Monday, August 17        12:00 pm – 5:30 pm   Winston Community Ctr., 440 SE Grape Ave., Winston

Tuesday, August 18        11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Roseburg Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg Wednesday, August 19   10:00 am – 3:30 pm   Westside Christian Church, 2712 W Harvard Ave., Roseburg Thursday, August 20        9:30 am – 2:30 pm    Sutherlin Community Center, 150 S Willamette St., Sutherlin Friday, August 21            9:00 am – 3:00 pm     Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd Friday, August 21            1:00 pm – 6:30 pm     Sutherlin Family Church, 881 W Sixth Ave., Sutherlin

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here for the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.   

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

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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
LPSCC Agenda 80420
LPSCC Agenda 80420
07-31-20 Meeting Notice - Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (Photo) - 07/31/20

Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 31, 2020

** Notice of Meeting ** Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

 

 

(Roseburg, OR) The next meeting of the Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:30 am 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 email the LPSCC Coordinator, Melissa McRobbie-Toll at melissa@co.douglas.or.us or call (541) 450-9768.

 

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 Melissa McRobbie-Toll, Programs & Partnerships (LPSCC) Coordinator, Douglas County

(541) 450-9768 cell - melissa@co.douglas.or.us

Attached Media Files: LPSCC Meeting 80420 , LPSCC Agenda 80420
DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - July 31, 2020 (Photo) - 07/31/20

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 – July 31, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, July 31, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 125*.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Monday,

July 27, 2020

Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Wednesday,

July 29, 2020

Thursday,

July 30, 2020

Today, Friday,

July 31, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

119

119

121

122

125

People with Positive

PCR or Antigen Test Results

115

115

117

118

120

Presumptive

4

4

4

4

5

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

40

39

34

34

21

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7402

7514

7597

7678

7762

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Continued Caution: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like weddings, birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1224 people tested in 54 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Friday, July 31, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Reminder Red Cross: Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Although this summer looks different, the dip in blood inventory remains as hospitals resume surgical procedures and blood drive cancellations continue.  The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage. Donors are needed to make and keep scheduled appointments to help meet the current need. If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, you are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Donate your blood and save a life.

Local Blood Drives: Appointments are required, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767 to schedule today.

Friday, July 31                             12:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Drain Church of Christ, 401 2nd St., Drain

Friday, July 31                             9:00 am – 3:00 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 3                       1:00 pm – 6:30 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 3                       12:30 pm – 5:30 pm          LDS Church, 2001 W. Bertha Ave., Roseburg

Tuesday, August 4                      9:00 pm – 3:00 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Wednesday, August 5                1:00 pm – 6:30 pm             LDS Church, 340 NW Glenhart Ave., Winston

Friday, August 7                          11:00 am – 4:00 pm           Reedsport Church of God, 2191 Birch Ave., Reedsport

Friday, August 7                          10:30 am – 4:30 pm           Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 10                    1:00 pm – 6:30 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Wednesday, August 12              12:00 pm – 6:00 pm           Masonic Temple #59, 626 Winchester Ave., Reedsport

Wednesday, August 12              11:00 am – 4:00 pm           Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Thursday, August 13                  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm             Elks Lodge #1943, 106 S. Main St., Myrtle Creek

Friday, August 14                       9:00 am – 3:00 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 17                    1:00 pm – 6:30 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 17                    12:00 pm – 5:30 pm          Winston Community Ctr., 440 SE Grape Ave., Winston

Tuesday, August 18                    11:00 am – 4:00 pm           Roseburg Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg

Wednesday, August 19              10:00 am – 3:30 pm           Westside Christian Church, 2712 W Harvard Ave., Roseburg

Thursday, August 20                  9:30 am – 2:30 pm             Sutherlin Community Center, 150 S Willamette St., Sutherlin

Friday, August 21                       9:00 am – 3:00 pm             Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Friday, August 21                       1:00 pm – 6:30 pm             Sutherlin Family Church, 881 W Sixth Ave., Sutherlin

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880.  Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules? Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance. Click here for the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.   For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:  OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

###

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 - Noon Case Update - July 30, 2020 (Photo) - 07/30/20

* Please accept our sincere apologies. The daily chart below has been updated to reflect the

correct number of positive test results. Thank you for your 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 – July 30, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 30, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 122*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Monday,

July 27, 2020

Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Wednesday,

July 29, 2020

Today, Thursday,

July 30, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

117

119

119

121

122

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

114

115

115

117

118

Presumptive

3

4

4

4

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

39

40

39

34

34

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7305

7402

7514

7597

7678

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Continued Caution: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 34 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 31, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1224 people tested in 54 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 31, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

State Releases a County-by-County COVID Dashboard

 

OHA published a new, expanded version of Oregon’s “COVID-19 Testing and Outcomes by County” dashboard yesterday. The dashboard now includes additional information on weekly trends in the percent of COVID-19 tests that have been positive by county and weekly trends in the total number of persons tested for COVID-19 by county.  These trends help residents understand changes in the burden of COVID-19 in communities across Oregon.  You can also check out Oregon COVID-19 County Metrics by Week, which includes the metrics that counties will use as they assess school reopening.

 

 

Update: Possible Cures and Home Remedies for COVID-19

There is a lot of buzz in the media and online about possible cures and home remedies for COVID-19.  Public health officials the world-over are urging people to please avoid self-medicating and consult a healthcare professional for your health care needs.  While there are numerous studies and test trials underway to identify medications or treatments that are effective at preventing or treating COVID-19, a vaccine is still not available.  And, many of the home remedies people have tried are dangerous.  If you have questions about poisoning, contact the Poison Center of Oregon at (800) 222-1222.

 

Fact check: Hydroxychloroquine is Not a Treatment for COVID-19

OHA shared: According to Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "Early questions about whether hydroxychloroquine might be of help to patients with COVID-19 have been addressed by high quality research, and the results do not support the medication's use. In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found ‘no benefit for decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery’ and revoked the medication’s authorization for us in treating COVID-19."

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules? Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 29, 2020 (Photo) - 07/29/20

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 – July 29, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 121*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Monday,

July 27, 2020

Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Today, Wednesday,

July 29, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

116

117

119

119

121

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

111

114

115

115

117

Presumptive

5

3

4

4

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

40

39

40

39

34

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7199

7305

7402

7514

7597

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Reminder: Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 31, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1224 people tested in 54 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 31, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

ODF Raises Most of Western Oregon to High Fire Danger

Shared from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Douglas Forest Protective Association.  Yesterday, July 28, 2020, due to extreme heat and drier conditions, all Oregon Department of Forestry districts in western Oregon have raised the fire danger level to high (yellow) except for the coastal counties of Clatsop, Coos, Curry and Tillamook, which remain at moderate fire danger.  Various potential fire-starting activities are more closely restricted during periods of declared high fire danger.

 

Fighting fires in hot and dry conditions is extremely taxing on those who are trained to protect our lands from fire,” said Unit Forester Chet Behling with ODF’s Western Lane District.  “We are asking that our public remain mindful of this as they conduct activities throughout the coming days.”

 

Douglas Forest Protective Association increased the fire danger to “HIGH” (Yellow) on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District on Friday, July 24th.  Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a high fire danger rating changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public.  During high fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM:

  • The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass.  This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.
  • The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.
  • Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in the Public Use Restrictions.

 

Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL 3) goes into effect today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at www.dfpa.net or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour info line (541) 672-0379.  For ODF state wide fire restriction information use the online state map at here.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880.  Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules? Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance. Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020. For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website .

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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 Local Update - July 28, 2020 (Photo) - 07/28/20

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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Today brought some much needed good news with our first NO NEW positive test day in eight days in our County.  This also comes at the same time the state is reporting Oregon’s first weekly decline in percent of positive test results since cases began increasing in late May.  According to the Monday, July 27, 2020 OHA Weekly Testing Summary,  38,179 COVID-19 test results were reported last week, of which 4.8 percent were positive.  The good news is a sign that we are hopefully headed in the right direction.  But, it is also a sign that we need to make sure we continue stay the course of COVID-19 prevention and safety to continue to flatten that virus curve.  By flattening the virus curve, we anticipate that it will result in a number of positive future changes for our communities from the State, like: less restrictions, expanded business hours, job opportunities, increased travel options, the return of live sports and kids back in our schools.  Which means we need your help in staying that course by protecting you and your family’s health by following the recommended actions:

 

√ Maintaining a six-foot physical distance from others             √ Washing your hands often

√ Avoiding group and social gatherings                                   √ Wearing a face covering where recommended

√ Staying home if you are sick                                                 √ Curtailing or minimizing travel

√ Discouraging those traveling from visiting you

 

We are also very aware that the State’s face covering rules have caused quite a stir with Oregonians. Whatever side you are on with this issue, we hope we can all agree on the reasoning behind the recommendation.  We found this interesting graphic online that tells the story of why one person is wearing their mask in public.  We hope it helps to put some things in perspective. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 119*.

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Monday,

July 27, 2020

Today, Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

113

116

117

119

119

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

102

111

114

115

115

Presumptive

11

5

3

4

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

1

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

39

40

39

40

39

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7120

7199

7305

7402

7514

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1210 people tested in 53 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Food Resources Available

If you need help providing food for yourself and your family, help is available. The site needfood.oregon.gov provides information about meals available at schools and food pantries, applying for SNAP benefits, and how to access Meals on Wheels programs in your area. 

 

You can also obtain information on local Meals on Wheels programs in Douglas County by contacting Douglas County Senior Services by phone (541) 440-3677, by email: s@co.douglas.or.us">seniors@co.douglas.or.us, or by logging into the website: https://www.co.douglas.or.us/ss/.  They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

OHA Talks About Safety and Boundaries for Dating During COVID-19

Who would have thought someday you would be getting your dating advice from the state health department?  Well during COVID-19, here you go.  OHA provided this bit of helpful dating advice yesterday in their update about how to talk to a date during COVID-19 that we wanted to share.  We all know that managing risk during a pandemic is a delicate dance. It can be hard to tell friends and family that you can’t see them. It might feel awkward to set safety expectations ahead of get-togethers. Dating during COVID-19 can be even more complicated. Here are some conversation-starters to help set boundaries during these discussions.

 

  • Trying to navigate dating during coronavirus has been challenging. I care about you and want to see you, but I want to make sure that we are on the same page about how we keep each other healthy and safe right now.
  • I like and want to spend time with you. Let’s talk about who we spend time with and the places we visit, so that we can decide if you want to risk seeing each other in person.
  • Navigating dating during COVID has been challenging for me. For that reason, I would prefer that we continue to get to know each other over video chat until it is safer to meet in public again.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 28, 2020 (Photo) - 07/28/20

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 – July 28, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 119*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Monday,

July 27, 2020

Today, Tuesday,

July 28, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

113

116

117

119

119

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

102

111

114

115

115

Presumptive

11

5

3

4

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

1

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

39

40

39

40

39

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

7120

7199

7305

7402

7514

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Reminder: Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1210 people tested in 53 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

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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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07-27-20 Douglas County and the Cow Creek Tribe Awarded New IMPACTS Grants (Photo) - 07/27/20

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2020

Douglas County and the Cow Creek Tribe Awarded New IMPACTS Grants

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that through a collaboration, Douglas County and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians have received significant grant awards as part of a new state grant program aimed at assisting individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder who cycle through the Jail, Emergency Department, the State Hospital and the streets without getting the help they need. The new grant program, called IMPACTS (Improving People’s Access to Community-based Treatment, Supports and Services), was authorized by the state Legislature in 2019. A total of $9.7 million in IMPACTS funding was awarded to six Counties and five Tribes statewide.

 

            Douglas County’s grant award was for $1,431,085.59, and the Cow Creek Tribe was awarded $404,024.50. The County and the Tribe collaborated in planning their respective proposals, which are complementary. The awards were announced last week by the state Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

 

Douglas County’s IMPACTS grant will fund programs including the following:

  • The formation of an Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) team housed under Adapt/Compass Behavioral Health to assist 247 high utilizers of the Douglas County Jail and Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department who have behavioral health issues. Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) analyzed jail-booking data to identify this target population.
  • The expansion of detox services.
  • The creation of Crisis Resolution Rooms where people who are stabilizing following a mental health crisis can stay while connecting to resources.
  • Grant will also contribute to the initial startup costs of the Sobering Center and support the Chadwick Clubhouse, which provides support to individuals with mental illness.

 

            Douglas County’s IMPACTS proposal was the result of a highly collaborative, yearlong effort coordinated through the Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC), under the direction of Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice. Key partners included Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA), Adapt/Compass, Mercy Medical Center, Douglas County Jail Leadership, Roseburg Police Department, the Douglas County Circuit Court Mental Health Court Judge and staff, NAMI, and others.

 

                        “Many of the chronic jail inmates and hospital patients are familiar faces to law enforcement, medical workers and residents,” said Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice, who serves as LPSCC Chair. “By addressing the core issues driving their behavior - mental illness and substance use disorder – this grant will change lives and save resources. This is a great example of our community partners working to find solutions.”

 

            “UHA is excited to collaborate on the IMPACTS project, and this is truly an example of an engaged community approach,” said UHA CEO Brent Eichman. “This project has the potential to address underlying

 

issues that serve as barriers to people getting back on their feet and result in unnecessary costs to the system. UHA will continue to support this work, and is looking forward to the positive impact it will have on individuals and the local community.”

 

            Cherie Barnstable, Clinical Director of Compass Behavioral Health, said, “The IMPACTS grant award is the realization of a year-long collaboration to address the barriers of individuals who historically fall through the gaps of integrated care. Our community has been provided the valuable opportunity to continue to work in unison towards active outreach and engagement of this population and establishing vital resources that will aid in their stabilization and recovery.

 

            The Cow Creek Tribe’s IMPACTS program will focus on a smaller cohort of high utilizers who are Tribal members.

 

            “Helping our Tribal communities safely divert people with behavioral health needs from continual emergency room visits and arrests has never been more important for Oregon’s Tribes,” said Dr. Sharon Stanphill, Chief Health Officer for the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, who served on the statewide IMPACTS Grant Review Committee. “This funding will make a huge difference, as our Tribal leaders and staff know culturally specific prevention and treatment services are critical for our members.”

 

            In January 2018, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to join the nationwide ‘Stepping Up Initiative’ to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. Data show that as many as 34 percent of inmates booked into the Douglas County Jail have significant mental health issues. Local collaborative initiatives, such as Mobile Crisis and the Sobering Center, are helping to fill key gaps in Douglas County’s criminal justice/behavioral health services continuum. The new programs that will be funded by the County and the Cow Creek Tribe’s IMPACTS proposals mark significant strides toward a healthier and safer community.

 

            For more information about the Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) and the programs they coordinate, contact the Douglas County PIO, Tamara Howell for an interview with the Program Manager.

 

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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 Local Update - July 27, 2020 (Photo) - 07/27/20

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 – July 27, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) While adverse weather conditions have not been directly linked to COVID-19, we wanted to make sure that our residents stay safe during the predicted extreme Heat Advisory and Red Flag Thunderstorm Warning issued by the National Weather Service for this week in parts of Douglas County and southern Oregon. There is also an increased threat of wildfires caused by lightning strikes, so pay attention to warnings in your area.  The blazing heat of the summer is tough, especially if you don’t have the luxury of air conditioning.  Most of us need to work, so there is no escaping the brutal summer heat. But don’t let the heat stop you. There are ways you can beat the heat and stay cool without sacrificing your sanity and while staying COVID-19 safe. 

 

Here are a few ways you can beat the heat and stay cool:

  • Drink more water: This may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at just how many people do not drink enough water during the day. To be safe, you should follow the 8 by 8 rule which states that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day.  Invest in a large drink container you can take with you that refillable.

 

  • Take precautions to avoid excessive sweat: Being outside is brutal, but here is a tricks you can use to counter excessive sweating. You can try putting on deodorant the night before. Your sweat glands are more active in the morning which causes your deodorant to be less effective.

 

  • Avoid eating hot foods: Since it’s already hot outside, eating anything hot will only amplify the effects of the heat. You definitely do not want to go down that road.  Think cool when it comes to food.  The cooler the better.

 

  • Exercise & outdoor activity: It’s best to limit outdoor activities during extreme heat. Make sure you are aware of temperature and humidity levels and modify your activity accordingly. If you need to exercise, it’s best to be indoors and avoid exercising in the heat. But if that’s not something that is possible, then there are alternative exercises such as swimming that can definitely get the job done.  Remember, that all indoor facilities recommend a face covering.

 

  • Sleep on top of a wet sheet or cloth: Sleeping in the heat is the absolute worst because it often prevents you from getting the proper rest that you need in order to function the next day. If you’re trying to save money on your electric bill, you can try sleeping on a wet sheet or cloth. You’ll be able to remain cool even in the sweltering heat.

 

  • Know your body’s best cooling points: Finally, if you’re trapped in the heat and aren’t able to find a cooler place, then you can apply an ice pack, or cold towel to your cooling points. This can include wrists, forehead, etc. By knowing your cooling points, you’ll be able to cool yourself off faster and more effectively.  Also make sure to dress for comfort, with loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.

 

  • Check on children, older adults and your pets:  Make sure you keep an eye on your kids, older adults and your pets for signs of heat exhaustion.  Make sure they have plenty of water, cooling environments and access to shade.

 

  • Protect yourself: Find a cool place to rest or sit.  Always use an SPF-15 or higher sunscreen that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays.  Wear sunglasses or a hat when outside to protect your eyes and face from the sun’s harmful rays.

 

See below for additional tips and information from the Umpqua National Forest, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State Marine Board and Pacific Power.

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, July 27, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 119*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Today, Monday,

July 27, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

107

113

116

117

119

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

98

102

111

114

115

Presumptive

9

11

5

3

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

0

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

37

39

40

39

40

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6958

7120

7199

7305

7402

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

Notice: While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to reiterate some facts about the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, some of our recent cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 40 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1210 people tested in 53 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Umpqua National Forest Orders Supplemental Fire Resources Ahead of Predicted Lightning

Shared from the Umpqua National Forest.  The Medford Office of the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of Southwest Oregon for Monday afternoon and night due to forecasted lightning.  The Red Flag Warning indicates abundant lightning, a high likelihood of warm temperatures, low humidity, and stronger winds which can combine to produce an increase in fire danger.  In preparation for this, the Umpqua National Forest has ordered additional Wildland Fire resources to supplement their current initial attack workforce. Extra resources include hand crews, fire engines, timber fallers, dozers and overhead personnel such as on-the-ground fire supervisors. A Type 1 (large) helicopter will also be stationed out of the Roseburg Airport. These initial attack resources will fight fire aggressively while providing for firefighter and public safety.  Forest Service fire managers are working closely with cooperators like Douglas Forest Protective Agency and neighboring national forests to share resources as needed where the values at risk are the most critical. 

 

"While we can’t control the lightning we can ask forest users and neighboring landowners to continue to heed campfire restrictions, drown all campfires dead out, and be vigilant while operating equipment," said Riva Duncan, Umpqua National Forest Fire Management Officer. "Remember, one less spark is one less potential wildfire."  The forest remains at an Industrial Fire Precaution Level of II with a MODERATE fire danger rating and Personal Use Restriction (PUR) level 1.  For more information about the Umpqua National Forest or current fire restrictions call (541) 957-3200 or www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua. To file a smoke or fire report please call 911.

 

 

Hot Weather, Cold Water Raise Safety Alert

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) recently issued a safety alert to Oregonians as summer heats up.  As people are flocking to the water to cool off this summer, they wanted to remind people to play it safe at Oregon’s beaches, lakes and rivers.

 

Be Safe Exploring the Beach

The Pacific Ocean is a powerful force, and all visitors should know how to stay safe and teach children the same. Even the strongest swimmers can be vulnerable to rip currents — fast-moving channels that flow out to sea. Choppy dark water and floating debris serve as warnings of rip currents. “If you become caught in a rip current, don’t panic,” said Robert Smith, who coordinates OPRD’s safety program. “Swim parallel to the beach until you are out of the rip, then swim back to the beach.”  Climbing or hiking along beachside cliffs can be extremely dangerous. Cliff edges may look stable, but many can crumble easily with the slightest weight. “Taking one step closer to the edge may be all that is needed to crumble a bluff,” Smith said. “Please stay on trails, respect signs and stay behind fences.”

More beach safety tips are at stateparks.oregon.gov.

 

Safety Tips for Rivers and Lakes

Be aware that rivers fed by snowmelt run cold even on hot days. And swift currents hidden beneath the surface can catch swimmers off guard.  “If you get caught in the current, know how to float with your feet pointing downstream and have your life jacket straps secured to the jacket so they don’t get tangled in any underwater snags,” said Ashley Massey, spokeswoman for OSMB.  Visitors heading out to a lake or river that typically has a life jacket loaner station will need to bring their own. OSMB and OPRD closed all loaner stations for 2020 due to sanitation concerns related to COVID-19.  “The Marine Board supports closing the stations to protect public health, and recommends visitors bring — and wear — their own jackets,” Massey said. “Accidents happen quickly, and there isn’t time to put on a jacket in the middle of an emergency.”  For information on proper fit and caring for your life jacket, visit oregon.gov/osmb/boater-info/Pages/Life-Jackets.

 

Water Recreation and COVID-19

It is important to follow these safety tips every summer, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when first responders are stretched thin and worry about exposure to the virus.  When selecting a spot to splash, visitors should choose one close to home and be ready to turn back if the parking lot is full. Visitors should bring everything they need to avoid making unnecessary stops.  Additionally, visitors are asked to wear face covers in tight outdoor spaces such as trailheads, docks and boat ramps.  “Help us keep parks and beaches open by following these precautions and ensuring these areas are safer for everyone,” said Jo Niehaus, spokeswoman for OPRD.

 

For additional tips about safe recreation during the pandemic, visit OPRD’s COVID-19 Day-use Guide. Recreational boating information is at oregon.gov/osmb/info/Pages/COVID-19.

 

Quick Tips to Beat the Heat: Tips from Pacific Power to Stay Cool, Use Less Energy and Save Money

Shared from Pacific Power.  With a heat wave rolling into Oregon this week, Pacific Power wants to remind customers how to beat the heat, use less energy, and stay ahead of possible high bill surprises down the road.

 

  • Get some fresh air. Open your windows during the early morning and evening, and use fans to circulate the fresh air.
  • Keep clear of the sun. Close blinds and drapes during the warmest parts of the day. Keeping the sunlight out of your home will keep it cooler.
  • Be AC savvy. Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees when you’re home, and 85 when you’re away. Running your AC at temperatures lower than 78 degrees can increase your electricity bill by up to 8 percent. Also, keep inside air vents clear from furniture and other objects. Make sure the outside unit is free of obstructions.
  • Reduce indoor heat. Push the use of heat-producing appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers to cooler parts of the day. Grilling outside, washing dishes by hand and air-drying clothes are great alternatives.
  • Be safe. With sweltering temperatures, you need to protect yourself. Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Also check on any neighbors who may have limited contact with others and may need a fan or other assistance. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, we can look out for each other.
  • If you are already worried about your power bill, call us now. We can set up payment plan or refer you to local agencies for bill assistance. Call us any time at 1-888-221-7070.
  • Lastly, unplug. Make a conscious effort to unplug items not in use. Even if they’re not on, they’re drawing energy. For more wattsmart energy and money-saving tips visit pacificpower.net

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 27, 2020 (Photo) - 07/27/20

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 – July 27, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, July 27, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 119*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Today, Monday,

July 27, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

107

113

116

117

119

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

98

102

111

114

115

Presumptive

9

11

5

3

4

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

0

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

37

39

40

39

40

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6958

7120

7199

7305

7402

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

Notice: While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to reiterate some facts about the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, some of our recent cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total

case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the revolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 40 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1210 people tested in 53 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

###

 

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 - Noon Case Update - July 26, 2020 (Photo) - 07/26/20

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 – July 26, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Sunday, July 26, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 117*.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Today, Sunday,

July 26, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

92

107

113

116

117

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

78

98

102

111

114

Presumptive

14

9

11

5

3

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

1

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

24

37

39

40

39

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6781

6958

7120

7199

7305

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

Notice: While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to reiterate some facts about the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, our newest cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset andsymptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

###

 

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 - Noon Case Update - July 25, 2020 (Photo) - 07/25/20

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 – July 25, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Saturday, July 25, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NINE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 116*.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Friday,

July 24, 2020

Today, Saturday,

July 25, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

90

92

107

113

116

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

77

78

98

102

111

Presumptive

13

14

9

11

5

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

1

1

1

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

27

24

37

39

40

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6703

6781

6958

7120

7199

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to reiterate some facts about the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, our newest cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 40 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

###

 

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
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - July 24, 2020 - 07/24/20

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 – July 24, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, July 24, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 113*.

 

While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to provide some insight into the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, our newest cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Today, Friday,

July 24, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

88

90

92

107

113

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

76

77

78

98

102

Presumptive

12

13

14

9

11

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

1

1

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

26

27

24

37

39

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6604

6703

6781

6958

7120

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

 

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners encourage citizens to continue to help us keep our communities safe and strong and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following DPHN’s guidance for the Three W’s – wear, watch and wash. As Commissioner Tim Freeman stated yesterday, “It seems too simple to be true, but the way we stop the spread of this virus is to follow these simple recommendations: maintain a six-foot physical distance from others, wash your hands often, avoid group and social gatherings, wear a face covering where recommended, stay home if you are sick, curtail your travel and discourage those traveling from visiting you. It’s really that simple.”      

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT. 

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or her Newest Statewide Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific Guidelines or her newest Statewide Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Statewide Rules?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules. 

 

Click here to read the Governor’s official press release on COVID-19 rules compliance.

Click here to review the Governor’s latest statewide rules, effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

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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 Local Update - July 23, 2020 (Photo) - 07/23/20

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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) In response to the large uptick in positive test results today, Commissioner Tim Freeman, issued a statement about the increase in local positive test results, stating, “Today serves as a wakeup call for everyone in Douglas County. This virus is still very active, and it’s in Douglas County. It seems too simple to be true, but the way we stop the spread of this virus is to follow these simple recommendations: maintain a six-foot physical distance from others, wash your hands often, avoid group and social gatherings, wear a face covering where recommended, stay home if you are sick, curtail your travel and discourage those traveling from visiting you. It’s really that simple.”

 

Additionally, Douglas Public Health Network has designed and released a new information graphic today to encourage citizens to continue to help us keep our communities safe and strong and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the three W’s – wear, watch and wash.

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 23, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWENTY people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 107*. 

 

Sadly, today we reported the largest single day increase of people with new positive test results since our first positive COVID-19 test result was reported on March 8, 2020.  Click here to read the more in the DCCRT's Noon Case Update for today, Thursday, July 23, 2020.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Today, Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

86

88

90

92

107

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

75

76

77

78

98

Presumptive

11

12

13

14

9

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

1

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

24

26

27

24

37

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6517

6604

6703

6781

6958

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

We Continue to Emphasize Caution Regarding Travel: The majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

It also should be noted that the increase today does not change our overall test percentage of positive and negative results.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 37 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

State Extends Emergency Orders for Most Common Types of Insurance

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation extended thier emergency orders for property and casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance.  The orders mean that the most common insurance policies, such as auto, home, term and whole life, and long-term care, provide one-time minimum grace periods for people to pay premiums and protect people by mandating how long claims must be paid. See this chart for details.   Three of the orders - long-term care, life and disability, and the order for all other lines of insurance - will be extended until August 21, 2020.  The property and casualty order will be extended until July 31, 2020. The division is working with industry representatives to update the property and casualty order. Extending the current order through the end of the month provides time to finalize a new order that better reflects current needs while protecting Oregonians who are unable to pay their insurance premiums because of the pandemic. The division plans to issue a new property and casualty order by August 1, 2020.  The emergency order extensions can be found on the division's COVID-19 regulated businesses page.  Consumers can visit the division's COVID-19 consumer page for more information about the emergency orders and additional insurance and financial services topics.

 

Pacific Power Extends Help for Customers Behind on Bills

Pacific Power issued a press release today offering to provide assistance and payment options for paying their electric bills.  With many Pacific Power customers experiencing difficulties paying bills in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency and the associated economic downturn, the company is encouraging customers to speak with a Pacific Power customer care representative who can help provide peace of mind and assistance.  Pacific Power understands the uncertainty many of their customers are facing and already temporarily suspended disconnects earlier this spring. The company has several important resources available for those facing difficulty paying electric bills, including setting up a flexible payment plan, connecting with services offering financial assistance, and evaluating energy usage for insights on reducing costs. When speaking with a customer care representative, customers can request more time to pay bills or set up a payment plan tailored to their circumstances. Customers can also enroll in Equal Pay to even out seasonal bill differences. It’s easy to make payment arrangements online, too.  Customer care representatives can connect customers with energy assistance through Oregon Energy Fund or Project HELP in Washington and California to help pay bills. To make a bigger impact for their neighbors facing financial hardships, Pacific Power matches contributions to these programs 2-to-1 for those wanting to help others in the community.

“Helping customers through this difficult time as we provide safe, reliable power is our number one priority.  Customers can visit www.pacificpower.net/billhelp or call us at 1-888-221-7070. Customer care representatives are always available and ready to help,” stated the press release. 

 

As a reminder, scammers are actively targeting energy customers in our region. If you receive a call, text or email threatening to shut off your power unless you pay immediately, it’s a scam and you should report it immediately to Pacific Power and/or the Oregon FBI Office.

 

Red Cross: Urgent Need for Blood Donations Continues

Summer is historically a season of fewer blood drives and lower donor turnout due to school breaks and travel. Although this summer looks different, the dip in blood inventory remains as hospitals resume surgical procedures and blood drive cancellations continue as some businesses and community organizations remain closed or have limited appointments. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage. Donors are needed to make and keep scheduled appointments to help meet the current need. If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, you are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Donate your blood and save a life.

 

Local Blood Drives:

Appointments are required, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767 to schedule today.

Friday, July 24            9:00 am – 3:00 pm        Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, July 27         1:00 pm – 6:30 pm        Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Tuesday, July 28         10:00 am – 3:30 pm      City of Oakland Community Drive, 637 NE Locust St., Oakland

Wednesday, July 29    12:30 pm – 6:00 pm      Sutherlin Community Center, 150 S Willamette St., Sutherlin

Friday, July 31            9:00 am – 3:00 pm        Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 3       1:00 pm – 6:30 pm        Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Monday, August 3       12:30 pm – 5:30 pm      LDS Church, 2001 W. Bertha Ave., Roseburg

Tuesday, August 4       9:00 pm – 3:00 pm        Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

Wednesday, August 5 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm        LDS Church, 340 NW Glenhart Ave., Winston

Friday, August 7         10:30 am – 4:30 pm      Roseburg Blood Donation Ctr., 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or New Rules?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, law enforcement or Douglas County offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 23, 2020 (Photo) - 07/23/20

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 – July 23, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 23, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWENTY people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 107*. 

 

Sadly, today we are reporting the largest single day increase of people with new positive test results since our first positive COVID-19 test result was reported on March 8, 2020.  The majority of new positive test results today are attributed to an ongoing investigation of a local workplace outbreak.  Additionally, due to the increase in test availability and the increase in those being tested nationwide, there is a backlog of tests at the COVID-19 lab sites that has created a longer than expected delay in the return of test results and an unexpected return of a large number of test results all at once. 

 

Today serves as a wakeup call for everyone in Douglas County. This virus is still very active, and it’s in Douglas County. It seems too simple to be true, but the way we stop the spread of this virus is to follow these simple recommendations: maintain a six-foot physical distance from others, wash your hands often, avoid group and social gatherings, wear a face covering where recommended, stay home if you are sick, curtail your travel and discourage those traveling from visiting you. It’s really that simple,” stated Commissioner Tim Freeman.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Today, Thursday,

July 23, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

86

88

90

92

107

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

75

76

77

78

98

Presumptive

11

12

13

14

9

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

1

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

24

26

27

24

37

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6517

6604

6703

6781

6958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OHA to Report Workplace Outbreak of 20 or More Positive Test Results in Douglas County

OHA reported a workplace outbreak on July 22, 2020 at Norris Farms in Douglas County, after the business surpassed the state threshold for public disclosure of 5 or more positive tests for a business with more than 30 employees.  Tomorrow, Friday, July 24, OHA plans to report that the outbreak at this workplace has now reached 20 or more positive test results.  As of the date and time of this update, there are 22 workers at this workplace with positive tests.  The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to employees. Local case investigation started on June 24, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials are working together with the business to address the outbreak, support and encourage isolation/quarantine for those that tested positive and their contacts, and protect the health of workers and their families.

 

This is an unfortunate situation and we will continue to work closely with Norris Farms.  I remain certain that the risk of this outbreak to the public is low.  The increase in positive tests for this workplace is not totally unexpected, as many of the workers came from other States that have a high level or hot spots of COVID-19 cases.  Norris Farms continues to do all the right things from testing, changing operations to promote social distancing and hygiene, daily screening on site and supporting those positive cases and their contacts in quarantine and isolation. Norris worked with public health and completed more than 300 tests of their employees, and they continue to be tremendous in their support of those that are positive and their contacts,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.

Norris Farms is a family-owned and operated farm and has been in the Umpqua Valley since 1976.  For more information about Norris Farms and their response to COVID-19, please visit their website at www.norrisblueberryfarms.com.

 

We Continue to Emphasize Caution Regarding Travel: The majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

It also should be noted that the increase today does not change our overall test percentage of positive and negative results.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 37 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Governor’s official press release.   For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

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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 Local Update - July 22, 2020 (Photo) - 07/22/20

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 – July 22, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  Oregon’s Governor and her COVID-19 Medical Advisory panel announced new statewide rules in a press conference held earlier today that are set to take effect on Friday, July 24, 2020.  The new rules include an expansion to the face covering requirement, a decrease in indoor capacity and a new curfew for bars and restaurants.  These rules are in addition to the increased COVID-19 requirements issued by the Governor on Monday, July 13, 2020, under her newest statewide COVID-19 campaign, “Sounding the Alarm”. Click here to view a recording of the press conference or here to read the press release for more information.  Updated statewide guidance can be found on the State’s COVID-19 website at coronavirus.oregon.gov.  In addition to the new rules, there was mention of an update coming soon from Oregon’s Ready Schools Council, under the guidance of the Oregon Department of Education, about the status of reopening Oregon’s public schools in the Fall; an update soon on Oregon’s COVID-19 County Watch list and the possibility of travel restrictions being put into place in Oregon.  As additional guidance is released from the State it will be posted on their COVID-19 website at  coronavirus.oregon.gov.

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Update

According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer, the latest stats from OHA and the CDC show that Douglas County has the 3rd lowest COVID-19 infection rates in Oregon, and that Oregon has the 6th lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation.  We want to continue to keep our numbers low and control the spread of the virus in our County.  So, Dr. Bob also noted, “Residents need to recognize that the current COVID infection rate in Douglas County is far worse than it was when we were under the stay at home orders in March, April and May.  It is imperative that residents continue to stay vigilant in protecting the health and safety of themselves, their families and our communities by exercising caution and evaluating risk with their activities.  I encourage residents to continue to maintain a safe distance from others, stay home if they are sick, wear face coverings where recommended and wash their hands frequently.” 
 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 92*.  

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Today, Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

83

86

88

90

92

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

73

75

76

77

78

Presumptive

10

11

12

13

14

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

22

24

26

27

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6408

6517

6604

6703

6781

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Long-Term Care Facilities Permitted to Offer Outdoor Visitation With Safeguards

The Department of Human Services announced earlier this week that Oregon’s licensed long-term care providers that do not have active COVID cases may begin providing limited outdoor visitation for residents, (click here to read the press release), if and when the care facility can develop a plan to adhere to required safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The visits will be allowed for facilities that are not dealing with current active COVID-19 cases only.  Facilities will be required to follow mandatory safety prerequisites including health screenings, face coverings, physical distancing and limits on the number of visitors.  This comes as Oregon continues to experience an increase in outbreaks at long-term care facilities. While visits with family and friends are essential to well-being, they also create significant risk, not only for the individual who is seeing a loved one, but for everyone who lives and works in that care facility.

 

The Department of Human Services outdoor visitation policy applies to all facilities licensed by the Office of Aging and People with Disabilities including nursing, assisted living, residential and memory care facilities as well as all adult foster homes. Facilities that are currently coping with COVID-19 cases or suspected cases may not offer outside visitation until DHS determines that the outbreak has resolved.  All current indoor visitation restrictions issued in March remain in place regardless of the reopening plan status of the county where the facility is located; however, residents are free to leave and return to their facility if following all public health guidance.

 

Resources:

  • For more information on DHS requirements for facilities providing outdoor visitation, see a copy of the policy here.
  • Visit this DHS webpage for lists of facilities reporting cases of COVID-19 that would not be able to adopt outside visitation. These lists are updated on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Long-term care providers, residents and family members with questions should reach out to: SOQ.LTCInfo@dhsoha.state.or.us.

 

Help to Identify the Signs of Stress in Children

OHA recently addressed concern for our littlest residents in dealing with the stress and loss of social activities this summer due to the coronavirus.  It’s been an unusual summer, to say the least. With many summer activities rescheduled or canceled and the uncertainty of how school will operate in the fall, children may be experiencing stress. Children often react to stressful events differently than adults. How the child in your life reacts will vary by age, their previous experiences and how hey typically cope with stress. OHA provided a graphic that shares signs of stress that you can watch for in preschool- and elementary-age children and how to help them.  Teens who want someone to talk to can check out the Oregon YouthLine by calling (877) 968-8491, texting teen2teen to 839863, emailing Teen2Teen@LinesforLife.org or by chat at oregonyouthline.org. Teens are available to help daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time, and adults are available by phone all other times.  Residents can find resources and learn more about how to support children of all ages by visiting CDC’s Helping Children Cope website or the national Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope. You can seek help locally by calling the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550 or Compass Behavioral Health at (541) 440-3532 or (800) 866-9780.

 

OHA Announced a New Online Testing Locator for Oregon

Earlier this week, the Oregon Health Authority announced it had published a COVID-19 test site locator to help Oregonians across the state find testing sites in their communities. The interactive map is available on pages in both English and Spanish and can be toggled into multiple other languages: healthoregon.org/covid19testing (English) or healthoregon.org/pruebasdecovid19 (Spanish).  OHA said that people who experience COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, should contact a health care provider to discuss whether to be tested. Health care providers will determine whether testing is appropriate based on symptoms and test availability in their area.  OHA cannot guarantee that people will be able to get tested at one of the sites. It is always best to contact a health care provider about getting a COVID-19 test.  OHA’s testing guidance encourages testing for anyone with symptoms in consultation with a health care provider.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, law enforcement or Douglas County offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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
DC C19 Chart 72220
DC C19 Chart 72220
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - July 22, 2020 (Photo) - 07/22/20

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 – July 22, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 92*.  

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Today, Wednesday,

July 22, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

83

86

88

90

92

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

73

75

76

77

78

Presumptive

10

11

12

13

14

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

1

Total Currently

in Isolation

22

24

26

27

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6408

6517

6604

6703

6781

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Local Workplace Outbreak reported by OHA

The Oregon Health Authority reported a workplace outbreak in Douglas County today, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been linked to Norris Farms, a family owned a farm and fruit packing facility in rural Douglas County. 

 

OHA’s policy related to workplace outbreaks is to report outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Locally, Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and the staff at Douglas Public Health Network have been working directly with Norris and their employees.  Ongoing epidemiology work including communication with contacts of positive cases and additional testing is continuing to happen.  Both DPHN staff and Norris officials are supporting the employees that are in isolation or quarantine.

 

“We have been working closely with Norris farms and believe the risk of this outbreak to the public is low.  Norris has done all the right things from testing, changing operations to promote social distancing and hygiene, daily screening on site and supporting those positive cases and their contacts in quarantine and isolation. Norris has worked with public health and completed more than 300 tests of their employees and they have been tremendous in their support of those that are positive and their contacts. This outbreak is another example of how public health is working with local industry to identify and contain the threat of this very virus” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer.

 

Norris Farms is a family-owned and operated farm and has been in the Umpqua Valley since 1976.  For more information about Norris Farms and their response to COVID-19, please visit their website at www.norrisblueberryfarms.com

 

All businesses are experiencing a difficult time coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have spent much time and effort to make the safety of our employees and the community at large our top priority while working through our harvest amidst the looming threat of the novel coronavirus. To date, with the help of the county and DPHN, we have conducted over 300 COVID-19 tests on our workers, and we have extensive safety and sanitary measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible while at work. I am a retired physician with 40+ years of medical experience, including 15 years as the head of the county health department, and I can tell you that this virus is not something we take lightly. We will continue to work with the county and state health authorities to keep our community safe and care for those in need. Please out of respect for others, I encourage you to wear a mask,” stated Paul Norris MD, Owner & Founder of Norris Farms.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us Friday, July 24, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT.   

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Governor’s official press release.   For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

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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

7-21-20 NOTICE Douglas County LPSCC-Behavioral Health Subcommittee Meeting - 07/21/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 21, 2020

 

** Notice of Virtual Meeting **

Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

 

            (Roseburg, OR) The next Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) - Behavioral Health Subcommittee meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 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 email the LPSCC Coordinator, Melissa McRobbie-Toll at melissa@co.douglas.or.us or call (541) 450-9768.

 

The meeting agenda is attached and also available 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 Melissa McRobbie-Toll

Programs & Partnerships (LPSCC) Coordinator, Douglas County

(541) 450-9768 cell - melissa@co.douglas.or.us

 

 

 Information (541) 450-9768

 

Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Behavioral Health Subcommittee

 

Meeting Agenda – Noon, Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Location: Virtual via GoToMeeting

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/978258613

By phone: (872) 240-3212 / Access code 978-258-613

 

Noon                Welcome & Approve February minutes

 

12:05 p.m.       Roundtable updates

 

12:15 p.m.       IMPACTS grant update

 

12:20 p.m.       General updates

  • Mobile Crisis
  • Sobering Center
  • Compliance Court
  • Supportive Housing funding effort / Housing Subcommittee
  • Other

 

12:25 p.m.       Connecting Point revitalization

 

12:45 p.m.       Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) map review (if time)

 

1 p.m.               Adjournment

 

 

NEXT MEETING: Aug. 25

Attached Media Files: LPSCC BH Sub
DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - July 21, 2020 (Photo) - 07/21/20

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 – July 21, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, July 21, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 90*.  

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Friday,

July 17, 2020

Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Monday,

July 20, 2020

Today, Tuesday,

July 21, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

79

83

86

88

90

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

68

73

75

76

77

Presumptive

11

10

11

12

13

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

24

22

24

26

27

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6290

6408

6517

6604

6703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 27 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 51 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, tonight, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Oregon FBI: COVID-19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud

The Oregon FBI Office sent out a warning today in their Tech Tuesday segment about COVID-19 unemployment benefit scams.  The FBI has noticed a spike in complaints from victims who are having their personally identifiable information (PII) stolen and used by criminal actors to file fake unemployment claims.  The criminals obtain the stolen identity using a variety of techniques, including the online purchase of stolen PII, previous data breaches, computer intrusions, impersonation scams where they cold-call victims, email phishing schemes, and more.  Many victims of this scam do not know they have been targeted until they try to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits themselves. In other cases, victims receive a notification from the state unemployment insurance agency, receive an IRS Form 1099-G showing the benefits collected from unemployment insurance, or get notified by their employer that a claim has been filed while the victim is still employed.

Here’s what to watch for: 

  • Receiving communications regarding unemployment insurance forms when you have not applied for unemployment benefits 
  • Unauthorized transactions on your bank or credit card statements related to unemployment benefits 
  • Any fees involved in filing or qualifying for unemployment insurance 
  • Unsolicited inquires related to unemployment benefits 
  • Fictitious websites and social media pages mimicking those of government agencies 

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself: 

  • Be wary of telephone calls and text messages, letters, websites, or emails that require you to provide sensitive information, especially birth dates and Social Security numbers.  
  • Do not click on or open attachments or links within emails, especially those that come from an unknown sender. 
  • Monitor your bank accounts on a regular basis and request your credit report at least once a year to look for any fraudulent activity.  
  • Immediately report unauthorized transactions to your financial institution or credit card provider. 
  • If you suspect you are a victim, immediately contact the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit records. Also, notify the Internal Revenue Service by filing an Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS Form 14039) through irs.gov or identitytheft.gov

If you are a victim of identity theft related to fraudulent unemployment insurance claims, please report that fraud to your state unemployment insurance agency, credit bureaus, and your employer’s human resources department.   If you believe you have been the victim of any kind of COVID-19 fraud, make sure to contact the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.IC3.gov ) at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office. 

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.   Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880.  Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Governor’s official press release.   For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact: OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website 

 

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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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07-20-20 Douglas County Public Works - Road-Bridge Closure - Hwy 99-Oakland Bridge (Photo) - 07/20/20

DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 20, 2020

 

*** ROAD / BRIDGE CLOSURE *** Old Hwy 99N at Oakland Bridge - Thursday, July 23, 2020

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) - The Douglas County Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation will be closing Old Highway 99N at Oakland Bridge to all traffic between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 for pre-design work.

 

            The Oakland Bridge (also known as the Calapooya Creek Bridge) is located on the Oakland-Shady Highway (Old Highway 99 North, MP 1.08) at the northwest end of the town of Oakland (NE 1st Street where it crosses over Calapooya Creek). Northbound traffic will be detoured to Stearns Lane. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Green Valley Road.

 

Please note that the road/bridge closure may impact your drive time. Safety is always a priority for the motoring public, and we are asking motorists to use caution as they travel, and utilize the detours in this area.

 

For further information, please contact the Douglas County Public Works Department at (541) 440-4481.

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 20, 2020 (Photo) - 07/20/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, July 20, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 88*.  

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Friday,

July 17, 2020

Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Today, Monday,

July 20, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

76

79

83

86

88

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

64

68

73

75

76

Presumptive

12

11

10

11

12

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

0

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

23

24

22

24

26

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6254

6290

6408

6517

6604

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 26 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 50 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County PublicHealth Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 19, 2020 (Photo) - 07/19/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Sunday, July 19, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new people with new positive test results and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 86*.  

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Friday,

July 17, 2020

Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Today, Sunday,

July 19, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

71

76

79

83

86

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

62

64

68

73

75

Presumptive

9

12

11

10

11

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

0

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

21

23

24

22

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6137

6254

6290

6408

6517

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1142 people tested in 50 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 18, 2020 (Photo) - 07/18/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 18, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Saturday, July 18, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FIVE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 83*.  

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Friday,

July 17, 2020

Today, Saturday,

July 18, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

66

71

76

79

83

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

58

62

64

68

73

Presumptive

8

9

12

11

10

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

2

1

0

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

20

21

23

24

22

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

1

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

6018

6137

6254

6290

6408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 22 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Reedsport.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 49 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 Local Update - July 17, 2020 (Photo) - 07/17/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  There is seriously no lack of information, theories and ideas floating around the worldwide web about COVID-19.  With the constant barrage of facts, figures and conspiracy notions, it can be hard to separate the truth from the fiction.  However you feel about the current guidelines and the validity of case statistics, we hope people recognize the fact that the coronavirus is real and that people are getting seriously ill and dying.  So, despite rumors and posts to the contrary, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and in cooperation with the Douglas Public Health Network, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and our group of 14 agencies plan to continue to provide accurate, relevant and timely information via our daily updates about the status of the pandemic in Douglas County.   So, our citizens can access vital resources during these unprecedented times and tips to help our citizens maintain their health, safety and wellbeing.  Stay strong and be well Douglas County.  

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, July 17, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 79*.   

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Today, Friday,

July 17, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

65

66

71

76

79

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

56

58

62

64

68

Presumptive

9

8

9

12

11

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

2

1

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

19

20

21

23

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

0

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

5971

6018

6137

6254

6290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: The majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg, another in Reedsport on Saturday, July 18, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 48 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, tonight, Friday, July 17, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Consider Your Risk

Yesterday’s case count in Oregon is the highest since the onset of the pandemic. The rise in cases is attributed to the spread of COVID-19 from social gatherings and travel. OHA also said worksite outbreaks and long term care facility outbreaks also are contributing cases to the daily count.  OHA reports that since Oregon began the reopening process, they have seen outbreaks when people get together or travel to celebrate with family and friends. Some examples include, but are not limited to: graduations, birthdays, weddings and holiday social gatherings.  Additionally, OHA reported that COVID-19 is spreading more among social activities involving groups of younger people. In their investigations, they have recorded outbreaks linked to exercise classes, fraternity parties and bachelor parties.  While it is difficult not to participate and celebrate these kinds of activities and events as we have in the past, COVID-19 is spreading in our communities and people must think hard about altering daily routines that may put people at risk.  OHA is recommending that Oregonians consider the risk of the activities they choose by limiting the size of your gatherings; keeping our distance; following face covering recommendations and finding alternative ways for those who are vulnerable to participate in events.  Click here to see the OHA graphic on considering your risk

 

Reminder About the Guidelines for Summer Camps and Daycare

OHA recently sent out a reminder on the guidelines for summer camps and daycare providers.  As more and more businesses and offices open back up, there is an increased need for daycare services.  Parents are also looking for opportunities for their kids to engage in educational enrichment, cultural activities and outdoor adventures after the long social hiatus.   

 

Access to child care is necessary for our working families. In response to COVID-19 and the new Executive Orders 20-19, 20-08 and 20-12, the Office of Child Care (OCC) created a process for licensed child care providers, public schools, and employers or other entities to launch new, Emergency Child Care Facilities. In addition, Oregon has license exempt providers that typically offer care to three or fewer children. License exempt facilities do not need to apply to OCC, and do not fall under the same regulations. For more information about those options, click here.  Parents can find child care options in their area by calling 211 or visiting 211info.

In person summer school and day camps are permitted in Oregon, but with strict guidelines.  Under the June 17 guidelines from the OHA, camps must be limited to 10 children. Camps are permitted to host multiple groups of 10 if they can space the groups out appropriately, outdoors. Extensive cleaning is required to operate camps, and children and staff must be monitored for COVID-19 symptoms.  Overnight camps are not allowed.  The CDC released a decision-making tool to help camp organizers figure out if they should open. Many organizations have chosen to cancel or go online with camps, like UCC, click here to see their available camps for kids ages 8-14 through August 14. The Boys and Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley has limited availability for their weekday summer program, click here for information.

 

OHA provided the following safety tips to help keep kids and families safe:

  • Encourage children to practice physical distancing, keeping clean hands and covering coughs.
  • Encourage children to stay with their assigned group (or safety bubble). This is required to help camps monitor for potential virus spread.
  • Stay home if you suspect anyone in your home is sick or has been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19.
  • Keep pick-up and drop-off times short, and keep 6 feet away other families and staff. You may be asked to wait outside to sign your children in and out.

 

More information is available at Oregon Department of Education’s emergency child care page and this fact sheet.

 

New Website for Unemployment Questions and Answers

The Oregon Employment Department announced the opening of a new website focused on helping Oregonians to:

  • Easily find information about resources and programs to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Submit unemployment claims and avoid unnecessary delays, and
  • Get their questions answered without having to call the hotline.

 

So, if you are waiting to hear about the status of your unemployment insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits, log onto https://unemployment.oregon.gov

 

Services include:

  • An Eligibility Quiz to help you figure out which program to apply for
  • Step-by-step videos and guides for how to apply for UI and PUA benefits
  • Other resources available to Oregonians while they wait for unemployment benefits, such as benefits to help with rent, utilities, health coverage, or groceries
  • Frequently Asked Questions for individuals and employers
  • A Contact Us form for Oregonians who have been waiting the longest to have their claims resolved
  • Resources for employers about the Work Share program, reopening business, and more

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, law enforcement or Douglas County offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 17, 2020 (Photo) - 07/17/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, July 17, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 79*.   

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Today, Friday,

July 17, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

65

66

71

76

79

People with Positive

PCR Test Results

56

58

62

64

68

Presumptive

9

8

9

12

11

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

2

1

0

0

Total Currently

in Isolation

19

20

21

23

24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

0

1

1

1

1

Total Negative

Test Results

5971

6018

6137

6254

6290

             

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg, another in Reedsport on Saturday, July 18, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 48 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, tonight, Friday, July 17, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

###

 

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 - Noon Case Update - July 16, 2020 (Photo) - 07/16/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 16, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 16, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and three new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 76*.   

 

We received good news yesterday that after 109 days, our hospitalized Douglas County COVID patient has been released from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, thus bringing our currently hospitalized number to zero.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Sunday,

July 12, 2020

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Today, Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

64

65

66

71

76

People with Positive

Test Results

53

56

58

62

64

Presumptive

11

9

8

9

12

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

2

1

0

Total Currently in Isolation

20

19

20

21

23

Total COVID-19 Deaths

0

0

1

1

1

Total Negative Test Results

5892

5971

6018

6137

6254

             

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.  We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptives in the chart above. Please note 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, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptives.

 

Once again, the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 23 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 48 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, Friday, July 17, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Oregon Legislature Allocated $200M to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

On Tuesday, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Emergency Board allocated more than $200 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically targeting investments to struggling workers, small businesses and Oregonians facing the deepest and most disparate impacts of the pandemic. Meeting recordings and materials from Emergency Board meetings can be found on the Oregon State Legislature website. You can view the press release with complete details on the funding and a list of the approved funding areas here.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions about COVID-19 and available local resources, call the Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

 

###

 

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 Local Update - July 15, 2020 (Photo) - 07/15/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 15, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Please Keep Your Guard Up! Health officials across the United States are reminding citizens that now is not the time to let your guard down.  Over the past month, Oregon has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases, with the case numbers for last week outnumbering cases for the entire month of May. 

 

"While we expected a nominal increase in cases after entering Phase Two, what we did not want to see was a steady increase in cases on a daily basis,” commented Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  “The new cases have been attributed to people traveling outside Douglas County, and engaging in increased social activities with people outside their household.  This is definitely not the time to forgo personal protective measures and allow the virus the opportunity to continue its spread.  We need to be extra careful right now and continue to follow the recommended COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, including: washing your hands frequently, wearing face coverings where recommended, staying home if you are sick, getting tested if you are sick, maintaining a six feet distance from others, and making sure to sanitize items and surfaces that have been touched by others.

 

The CDC recently updated the list of people who are at risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. The risk increases steadily as you age, but not just for those 65 or older. The list of medical conditions that increase the risk of serious illness caused by COVID-19 was also expanded to include conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.  Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness, but now the CDC has provided further details defining age- and condition-related risks.  As more information becomes available, it is clear that a substantial number of Americans are at increased risk of severe illness – highlighting the importance of continuing to follow preventive measures.

 

Understanding who is most at risk for severe illness helps people make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield MD. “While we are all at risk for COVID-19, we need to be aware of who is susceptible to severe complications so that we take appropriate measures to protect their health and well-being.”

 

According to the Institute of Disease Modeling, transmission is likely to increase globally. In its recent situation report, IDM said, “The seven-day average of new cases now exceeds the peak set in early March. Cases are increasing fastest among individuals under 40 years of age across the board.  With transmission rates still above one percent doctors say the virus can continue to spread and potentially reach more high-risk populations causing hospitalizations and potentially more individuals being asked to stay in isolation.”

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with positive test results and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (positive and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 71*.  Please note, we have updated our noon case chart to now include a comparison chart for the last five days.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

July 11, 2020

Sunday,

July 12, 2020

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

TODAY Wednesday

July 15, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

63

64

65

66

71             

Positive

Test Results

53

53

56

58

62

Presumptives

10

11

9

8

9

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

2

1

Total Currently in Isolation

22

20

19

20

21

Total COVID-19 Deaths

0

0

0

1

1

Total Negative Test Results

5797

5892

5971

6018

6137

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines positive and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the positive and presumptive cases in the chart above. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a positive case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive and presumptive cases.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting positive and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 48 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or   federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, Friday, July 17, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

American Red Cross – Recruiting Volunteers for Wildfire Season

Experts say the Pacific Northwest could be in for a busy wildfire season this summer, and the American Red Cross Cascades Region, Southwest Oregon Chapter, has put out a call for volunteers as local fire crews gear up to battle any blazes.  This year, with the coronavirus pandemic it is going to make things more challenging with additional requirements, testing and distancing.  Plus, it will be even more challenging to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country should a large emergency occur in Oregon or Southwest Washington. In light of this, the Red Cross is asking local volunteers to be ready to help their communities. 

 

SHELTER HELP NEEDED 

There is a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. Because of COVID-19, the Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays aren’t possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters. To help keep people safe, they have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for their workforce. Volunteers will staff positions at shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and support other vital tasks to help those we serve. They have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available. 

 

HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED 

They are also looking for health professionals including, RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA’s with an active, current and unencumbered license. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required. RNs supervise all clinical tasks.  Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. Volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters are greatly needed. 

 

Volunteers interested in helping their community should a disaster occur can sign up at redcross.org/volunteertoday or contact their region offices at .cascades@redcross.org" target="_blank">volunteer.cascades@redcross.org

 

Watch Out for COVID-19 Hiring Scams

The Oregon Division of the FBI issued a warning to residents about hiring scam frauds this week.  With millions of people losing or being displaced from their jobs in the last few months due to COVID-19, the prospect of looking for a new job – maybe even in a new whole field – is daunting right now. Unfortunately, according to the FBI, there are plenty of scam artists out there ready to make what you already thought was a bad year, even worse. The FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) reported that the average victim loses about $3,000 in a hiring scam case, and that doesn’t even count the damage that their credit score will suffer. 

 

Cyber criminals are posing as legitimate employers by spoofing company websites and posting fake ads on popular online job boards. They conduct false interviews with unsuspecting applicants – often by video conference. Once they offer the victim a job that doesn’t really exist, they follow up with employment contracts to sign and require copies of the victim’s driver’s license, Social Security card, and direct deposit information. They may also ask for more bank account or credit card info, saying the victim will need to pay for an upfront background check, start-up equipment, or supplies. In many cases, victims are told they will be reimbursed in their first paycheck… a paycheck that never shows up. These cyber criminals ask for the same information as legitimate employers, making it difficult to identify a hiring scam until it is too late. 

 

Here are some indicators, to watch for:

  • Interviews that are not conducted in-person or through a secure video call. 
  • Use of generic email accounts from a free provider – not one that goes back to the hiring company’s domain address. 
  • The requirement to purchase start-up equipment from the company. 
  • Requests by potential employers for your credit card information. 
  • Job postings that appear on job boards, but not on the company’s website. 

 

Here are some ways to protect yourself as you start your job search: 

  • Research the hiring company. If you find multiple websites for the same company (abccompany.com and abccompanyllc.com), be wary. That may indicate fraudulent job listings. 
  • Legitimate companies will ask for personally identifiable information (PII) and bank account information for payroll purposes AFTER hiring employees. This information is safer to give in person. If in-person contact is not possible, a video call with the potential employer can confirm identity, especially if the company has a directory against which to compare employee photos. 
  • Never send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer. 
  • Never provide credit card information to an employer. 
  • Never provide bank account information or your Social Security number to employers without verifying their identity. 

 

If you feel as though you have come across a hiring scam in your job search, be sure to report it to the website on which the job posting was listed and to the company that the criminals were impersonating. If you believe you are the victim of an online scam, report it to FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, law enforcement or Douglas County offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 15, 2020 (Photo) - 07/15/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 15, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.

The total number of cases (positive and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 71*.  Please note, we have updated our noon case chart to now include a comparison chart for the last five days.  

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

July 11, 2020

Sunday,

July 12, 2020

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

63

64

65

66

71

Positive Tests

53

53

56

58

62

Presumptives

10

11

9

8

9

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

1

1

1

Total Currently in Isolation

22

20

19

20

21

Total COVID-19 Deaths

0

0

0

1

1

Total Negative Test Results

5797

5892

5971

6018

6137

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines positive and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the positive and presumptive cases in the chart above. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a positive case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive and presumptive cases.

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting positive and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1069 people tested in 48 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas  County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Local Workplace Outbreak reported by OHA

The Oregon Health Authority reported the first workplace outbreak in Douglas County today, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been linked to Romtec, Inc., a manufacturing facility in rural Douglas County.  OHA started reporting workplace outbreaks of five or more cases in early June, with most cases now reporting as recovered.  The OHA weekly report on Wednesday, July 8, noted that there have been 48 reported workplace outbreaks in Oregon.  OHA’s policy related to workplace outbreaks is to report outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Locally, Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and the staff at Douglas Public Health Network have been working directly with Romtec and their employees since the first positive case result was returned.  Ongoing epidemiology work including communication with contacts of positive cases and additional testing is continuing to happen on site.  Both DPHN staff and Romtec officials are supporting their employees that are in isolation or quarantine.

 

"After the last several days of epidemiology investigation, we believe the risk to the general public from this outbreak is low. Romtec has done all the right things in preparation, testing and supporting their staff in quarantine.  Our experience with this outbreak is a fine example of industry and public health working together to reduce transmission and support those who test positive.” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer.

 

Romtec is a family owned and locally operated manufacturing facility specializing in innovative building structures since 1979.  Romtec found its start with the simple yet innovative polyethylene toilet riser that is still used in waterless “vault” restrooms nationwide today.  Today, the Romtec product line includes restroom structures of all types and designs, concession buildings, pavilions, storm shelters, urban restrooms, and much more.

 

The health and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority.  At the inception of the state mandated COVID-19 shut downs, Romtec immediately formulated and implemented an internal COVID safety plan that included, but was not limited to: employees working remotely from home (which was 2/3 of the work force); compartmentalizing of workspace zones (10 in total); restriction of movement from one workspace zone to another; restricting the use of conference rooms and common areas and additional cleaning and hygiene protocols.  As a result of our efforts, we were able to isolate and contain the recent outbreak to one workspace zone,” commented Tim Bogan, CEO, The Romtec Family of Businesses.

 

Today at 12:30 pm OHA is Hosting a Live COVID-19 Q&A

Locally, we have been very fortunate that our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer has been conducting weekly Facebook Live Q&A events for our residents on the Douglas Public Health Network Facebook page to answer your COVID-19 questions.  Today, Oregonians will have the opportunity to ask the OHA’s data experts direct questions.  OHA said they regularly get questions about Oregon’s data and how to interpret the various charts, reports, and trends. Join them today, Wednesday, July 15 at 12:30 pm for OHA’s Live COVID-19 Q&A. The event will be offered in both English or Spanish, on their respective Facebook pages clink on the link here: English or Spanish.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, Friday, July 17, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT. Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County or local Government offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here. For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact: OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 14, 2020 (Photo) - 07/14/20

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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, July 14, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are two NEW confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 66*.  Please note that one presumptive case was moved to confirmed today with the return of positive test results.  Since this case was already counted in our total cases when it was reported as presumptive, our total COVID-19 cases (confirmed and presumptive) will only increase by one today.    

 

Yesterday, we made the sad announcement that we had our first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Douglas County.  Due to the nature of the death (being reported as passing while out-of-the-state in Texas), and respect for the privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released pending the confirmation of notification of family members.  DPHN is working with OHA and Texas State Health Officials on the notification and documentation process for this case. At the time of this release, we are unclear if OHA has received all the case documentation from Texas.  So, while we are listing the death in our case chart starting today, OHA’s COVID-19 death statistics will most likely not be updated until they receive the official report.  Standard protocol for COVID-19 case management in the United States is that all cases and deaths are to be reported and recorded in the County of the individual’s official residence.  Click here to read the DCCRT's announcement from Monday, July 13, 2020.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

Douglas County, OR COVID-19

Case Update

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 66

58 confirmed

8 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 20

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 1

Total Negative Test Results: 6018

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 20 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1021 people tested in 47 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, tonight, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County or local Government offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Special Update - First COVID-19 Related Death (Photo) - 07/13/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2020

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – SPECIAL UPDATE

FIRST COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) – Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer has confirmed the first death of a Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus.  The individual passed away at a Texas medical facility on Sunday, July 12, 2020.  Dr. Dannenhoffer received notice of the death late today from public health officials in Lubbock City, Texas.  The Douglas County resident had traveled to Texas, and while there tested positive and was being treated for COVID-19 at a medical facility in that state.  At this time, in the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released pending notification of family members.  This is the first known death from COVID-19 of a county resident.  As of noon today, Monday, July 13, the total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County was at 65.  This new case brings our total to 66.

 

            “Today is an extremely heartbreaking day. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are deeply saddened by the report of our first death of a county resident from the coronavirus.  To the family and friends of this cherished individual, on behalf of my family, the fellow Board of Commissioners and the DCCRT team, please accept our sincere sympathies,” said Commissioner Tim Freeman.

 

In this difficult time, the DCCRT Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, and Douglas Public Health Network, would like to remind residents of the importance of following the COVID-19 safety guidelines and taking the necessary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help to protect your health, your family’s health and the health of our communities. 

 

            “We understand that this is a scary time, but if you are taking all of the recommended steps – physical distancing, washing your hands frequently, wearing face coverings where recommended, staying home if you are sick, getting tested if you are sick and making sure to sanitize items and surfaces that have been touched by others, then you are doing everything you can to stay safe and stop the spread,” said Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website and the DPHN website.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 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 Local Update - July 13, 2020 (Photo) - 07/13/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) New COVID-19 Orders from the Governor The big news today is the announcement of increased COVID-19 guidelines from Oregon’s Governor and her team of COVID-19 medical advisors.  During a press conference held this morning, July 13, 2020, the Governor announced that she is ‘sounding the alarm’ to Oregonians about the increased risk of the virus possibly spiraling out of control in our State.  She stated that we have had more cases reported in the past week in Oregon than in the entire month of May, and that current data shows that over half of our current cases are people under the age of 40.   The Governor and her team of COVID-19 medical advisors also noted that breakouts have occurred mostly in workplaces; assisted living, care facilities and jails; and at large social gatherings.  “It’s when we let our guard down that the virus takes full advantage,” commented Governor Brown.  In light of the new data and the recent surge in cases, the Governor has decided to implement the following ‘Two Step Plan’ for all Oregonians in an attempt slow the spread of the virus in Oregon:

 

  1. Instituting a Statewide Ban on All Indoor Social Get-Togethers of More than 10 people.  The Governor’s new mandate states that all get-togethers including for example; potlucks, birthday parties, celebrations and book club meetings that take place indoors cannot exceed 10 people, until further notice. She said the new ban does not change the guidelines for business and churches at this time.  She stated that if the case numbers continue to rise that additional mandates or closures could be put into place.

 

  1. Expanding Oregon’s Face Covering Requirement. As of Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in addition to the mandatory face covering requirement for all indoor public spaces instituted on July 1, 2020, Oregonians will also be required to wear face coverings outdoors if you are not able to maintain the six feet physical distancing from people that live outside your household.  Businesses with outdoor spaces are encouraged to update their operational plan to include the new guidelines for outdoor face covering use. 

 

The Governor encouraged all Oregonians to take personal responsibility in following the new and previous mandates in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.   She asked citizens to follow the Three W’s: 1) Wear a face covering; 2) watch your distance; and 3) wash, wash, wash your hands.  

 

As a reminder, your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Departments, Douglas Public Health Network or our DCCRT team are not involved in the creation, issuance or regulation for any of the COVID-19 mandates established by Oregon’s Governor and her team of COVID-19 advisors.  If you have questions or concerns, you need to call the Governor’s Office or the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).   For more information and a list of who to contact, log onto the Governors COVID-19 website here.

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, July 13, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE NEW confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 65*.  Please note that two presumptive cases were moved to confirmed today with the return of positive test results.  Since those cases were already counted in our total cases when they were reported as presumptive, our total COVID-19 cases (confirmed and presumptive) will only increase by one today.     

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Monday, July 13, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 65

56 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 19

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5971

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 19 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1021 people tested in 47 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or   federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

DFPA: Fire Danger Increases

In a press release issued today, Monday, July 13, 2020 DFPA noted that warming and drying conditions have prompted the Douglas Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger to Moderate within the Douglas District, effective immediately.  The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I. Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a moderate fire danger reading changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public.  During moderate fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM:

  • The cutting, trimming or mowing of dried or cured grass.  This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • The cutting, grinding or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.
  • The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.
  • Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in the Public Use Restrictions.

 

All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and unchanged.  A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at www.dfpa.net or by calling DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379.  Residents are reminded that additional restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County or local Government offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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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07-13-20 Meeting Notice - Douglas County LPSCC - Housing Subcommittee - 07/13/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 13, 2020

** Notice of Special Meeting ** Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) - Housing Subcommittee

(Virtually) - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

(Roseburg, OR) The next meeting for the Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council’s (LPSCC) – Housing Subcommittee will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 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 email the LPSCC Coordinator, Melissa McRobbie-Toll at melissa@co.douglas.or.us or call (541) 450-9768.

 

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 Melissa McRobbie-Toll, Programs & Partnerships (LPSCC) Coordinator, Douglas County

(541) 450-9768 cell - melissa@co.douglas.or.us

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07-13-20 Meeting Notice - Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee - 07/13/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 13, 2020

** Notice of Meeting ** Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee

(Teleconference) - July 14, 2020

 

(Roseburg, OR) The next Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm via a virtual teleconference.

 

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 email the Douglas County Veterans Service Office at ans@co.douglas.or.us">veterans@co.douglas.or.us or call (541) 440-4219.

 

The meeting agenda can 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) 440-4219 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time.

 

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Contact Mary Newman-Keyes, Veterans Service Officer, Douglas County Veterans Service Office

(541) 440-4219 - veterans@co.douglas.or.us

 

About Douglas County

Douglas County Government employs approximately 800 full- and part-time employees in a wide variety of jobs. The Board of Commissioners, consisting of three full-time members, is the county’s governing body. They provide a direct link between the citizens of Douglas County and their county government. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for: approving ordinances (county laws); adopting the county budget; setting standards for the use of county property; appointing non-elected officials to boards, commissions, and committees; and oversees all operations of the county.

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - July 13, 2020 (Photo) - 07/13/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Monday, July 13, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE NEW confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 65*.  Please note that two presumptive cases were moved to confirmed today with the return of positive test results.  Since those cases were already counted in our total cases when they were reported as presumptive, our total COVID-19 cases (confirmed and presumptive) will only increase by one today.     

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Monday, July 13, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 65

56 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 19

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5971

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 19 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1021 people tested in 47 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County or local Government offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 12, 2020 (Photo) - 07/12/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 12, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Sunday, July 12, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO NEW confirmed cases, however, there is one new presumptive case of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 64*. 

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 64

53 confirmed

11 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 20

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5892

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 20 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Roseburg.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1021 people tested in 47 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County or local Government offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 11, 2020 (Photo) - 07/11/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 11, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Saturday, July 11, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 63*. 

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 63

53 confirmed

10 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 22

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5797

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 22 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Reedsport.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

 

Thanks to our amazing local team of partner agencies, we have surpassed 1,000 tests in our drive-through testing clinics. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1011 people tested in 46 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County Government to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 10, 2020 (Photo) - 07/10/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, July 10, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed cases and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 60*.  Please note that during our ongoing case investigations one of our confirmed cases was discovered to be a resident of another state, so that case was removed from our case count and transferred to the correct county of residence in that state.  Thus, our numbers for confirmed and total case count reflect that movement. 

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Friday, July 10, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 60

50 confirmed

10 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 18

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5712

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 18 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today Friday, July 10, 2020 in Roseburg.  There will be another clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County Government to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 Local Update - July 9, 2020 (Photo) - 07/09/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 9, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM – DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 9, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 58*. OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.  *Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 58

49 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 18

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5627

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 18 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 10, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us, Friday, July 10, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

OHA to Host Live Q&A About COVID-19 Data

Locally, we have been very fortunate that our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer has been conducting weekly Facebook Live Q&A events for our residents on the Douglas Public Health Network Facebook page to answer your COVID-19 questions.  Next week, Oregonians will have the opportunity to ask the OHA’s data experts direct questions.  OHA said they regularly get questions about Oregon’s data and how to interpret the various charts, reports, and trends. Join them on Wednesday, July 15 at 12:30 pm for OHA’s Live COVID-19 Q&A. The event will be offered in both English or Spanish, on their respective Facebook pages clink on the link here: English or Spanish.

 

Additional Farm Crops Eligible for USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced that that a new list of farm crops (commodities) have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has  made other changes to the program, based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data. Producers will be able to submit applications that include these new farm crops starting Monday, July 13, 2020.  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28, 2020, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. USDA expects additional eligible commodities to be announced in the coming weeks. 

 

During this time of national crisis, President Trump and USDA have stood with our farmers, ranchers, and all citizens to make sure they are taken care of,” said Secretary Perdue. “When we announced this program earlier this year, we asked for public input and received a good response. After reviewing the comments received and analyzing our USDA Market News data, we are adding new commodities, as well as making updates to the program for existing eligible commodities. This is an example of government working for the people – we asked for input and we updated the program based on the comments we received.” 

 

Changes to CFAP include:

  • Adding the following farm crops (commodities): alfalfa sprouts, anise, arugula, basil, bean sprouts, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, celeriac (celery root), chives, cilantro, coconuts, collard greens, dandelion greens, greens (others not listed separately), guava, kale greens, lettuce – including Boston, green leaf, Lolla Rossa, oak leaf green, oak leaf red and red leaf – marjoram, mint, mustard, okra, oregano, parsnips, passion fruit, peas (green), pineapple, pistachios, radicchio, rosemary, sage, savory, sorrel, fresh sugarcane, Swiss chard, thyme and turnip top greens.
  • Expanding for seven currently eligible commodities – apples, blueberries, garlic, potatoes, raspberries, tangerines and taro – CARES Act funding for sales losses because USDA found these commodities had a 5 percent or greater price decline between mid-January and mid-April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, these commodities were only eligible for marketing adjustments.
  • Determining that peaches and rhubarb no longer qualify for payment under the CARES Act sales loss category.
  • Correcting payment rates for apples, artichokes, asparagus, blueberries, cantaloupes, cucumbers, garlic, kiwifruit, mushrooms, papaya, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, rhubarb, tangerines and taro. 

Additional details about CFAP can be found in the Federal Register in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Final Rule Correction and at www.farmers.gov/cfap. For more information or resources from the USDA regarding COVID-19 log onto: farmers.gov/coronavirus.  

 

Staying Safe at Playgrounds and Parks

OHA released an info-graphic to provide tips to residents before they venture out to local playgrounds and parks.  In counties approved to move to Phase 2 of reopening, we are seeing some local parks starting to open their playgrounds and facilities. Help keep the kids in your life safe by taking the following precautions before you go (see attached info-graphic).  For more information about reopening Oregon, visit coronavirus.oregon.gov.

 

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website. Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.  Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County Government to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here. For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact: OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or OLCC website.

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 9, 2020 (Photo) - 07/09/20

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 9, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Thursday, July 9, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 58*.  

 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when a presumptive case moves to a confirmed case, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for confirmed and presumptive cases.

 

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 58

49 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 18

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5627

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 18 cases in isolation.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 10, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

Stay Informed with Local Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans, Sector Specific or other State Orders go to the Governor’s COVID-19 website at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon or call Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880

 

Who Do You Contact to Report Compliance Issues with the Governor’s Orders?

Please do not call 911, local law enforcement agencies or Douglas County Government to report issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon offices of 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 COVID-related rules.  Read the Governor’s official press release on enforcement here.

 

For more information or to report compliance issues concerning the Governor’s COVID-19 orders directly contact:

OSHA at (800) 922-2689 or log onto the OSHA website

OLCC at (503) 872-5000 or log onto the OLCC website 

 

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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 Local Update - July 8, 2020 (Photo) - 07/08/20

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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  We continue to see a surge in COVID cases throughout the United States, with national cases quickly approaching the 3 million mark.  In the DCCRT Special Report we released yesterday, we mentioned that many of our local cases were attributed to residents traveling outside of our county.  As we learn more from local, regional and national data sources, we realize that this is not just a local trend.  We encourage you to take the time to access your risk for contracting COVID-19 before you decide to travel outside Douglas County.  There have been several charts and graphics created by medical organizations that access the risk associated with common activities and travel during COVID-19, we found this one from the Texas Medical Association to be quite interesting. 

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case of COVID-19, and two new presumptive cases in Douglas County since yesterday at noon. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 56*.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when our total case number will not change when we report a new case, but our breakout for confirmed and presumptive cases will be updated.

 

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 56

47 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 16

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5550

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 16 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 10, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon.

 

Oregon Schools Reopening Council Holds First Meeting

Oregon’s Healthy Schools Reopening Council convened for its first meeting yesterday, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 via remote access. The council is charged with advising the Governor and the Oregon Department of Education as school districts develop their plans for a safe return to school for Oregon’s students under the Ready Schools, Safe Learners K-12 schools reopening process. Local school districts are in the process of developing multi-faceted plans for in-person instruction, remote instruction, or a combination of the two.  The council includes state and local officials, public health experts, public members from a diverse range of backgrounds, and members from the education community, including representatives of students, parents, support staff, school administrators, school board members, teachers, counselors, and school nurses. The full membership of the Healthy Schools Reopening Council is available here.

With the current rise in COVID-19 cases across Oregon’s urban and rural communities, it is clear that we have our work cut out for us in terms of figuring out how students, educators, and staff can return to classrooms safely this fall.  And what measures we can put into place to help make our schools safe, but whether students can return to classrooms or not at the start of the school year is up to each and every one of us,” commented the Governor.  As more information is made available from the Healthy Schools Reopening Council and on the status of reopening our schools, we will pass along the information to our readers.

Latest Update from the Oregon DMV

The Oregon DMV released an update on the status of their services recently.  They understand that the coronavirus has impacted many of the services that our residents are used to accessing in person. Starting this week, a host of online services are now available at DMV2U, enabling Oregonians to handle more of their DMV business from home.

Now Oregon DMV customers can: 

  • Schedule a DMV appointment
  • Replace a lost, mutilated or stolen license/ID card
  • Upload a commercial driver medical examiner certificate
  • Order a driving record
  • Pay a reinstatement fee
  • Begin a driver license or identification card application for an initial issuance
  • See all the services DMV offers online at www.oregondmv.com/dmv2u.

If a service can be accomplished by mail or online, DMV is requiring customers to use those avenues at this time. Find information and instructions for how to complete common transactions like titling and registering a vehicle in Oregon at www.OregonDMV.com. DMV does not charge any service fees for online forms or use of their online services. Please make sure you are on the official Oregon DMV webpage.

Here are a couple of helpful how-to videos for doing business at DMV offices:

  • Watch this video to see how to use the new appointment scheduler.
  • This video outlines what to expect for customer and employee safety when you visit a DMV office. You should be prepared to wear a face covering/mask at all DMV offices.

Reminder: Grace period in effect to October 1:

A law enforcement grace period on expired licenses and vehicle registration is in effect through at least October 1, 2020. The grace period is intended to allow Oregon residents to continue driving while waiting for an appointment or allow some people to delay visiting DMV while it works through the backlog due to COVID-19 restrictions. Law enforcement can verify the status of a driver or vehicle electronically during a traffic stop.

 

Reminder: July 15 is the Deadline for Filing and Paying Your State and Federal Income Taxes

The Oregon Department of Revenue (ODR) issued a press release reminding Oregon residents that the deadline for filing your 2019 income taxes in one week away.  If you have not already filed or paid your income taxes, Wednesday, July 15 is the deadline. Oregon extended the deadline when the IRS extended the deadline to file and pay federal income taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For personal income taxpayers:

  • The Oregon return filing due date for tax year 2019 is July 15, 2020.
  • The Oregon tax payment deadline for payments due with the 2019 tax year is July 15, 2020.
  • The tax year 2019 six-month extension to file until October 15, 2020, if requested, extends only to the filing (not payment) deadline.

The deadline to file your federal income taxes is also July 15. On June 29, the IRS announced the deadline would not be postponed. People unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension from the IRS until Oct. 15. The Oregon Department of Revenue has more information about this year’s tax deadlines.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.  Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.   Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.  If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  There is also a video presentation about Phase Two available here. Or you may contact the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) or the Oregon State Office responsible for regulating your business or agency, or the business or venue that you wish to visit.

 

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 8, 2020 (Photo) - 07/08/20

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case of COVID-19, and two new presumptive cases in Douglas County since yesterday at noon. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 56*.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation. *Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines confirmed and presumptive cases.  We provide a breakout of the confirmed and presumptive cases in the chart below. Please note there will be times when our total case number will not change when we report a new case, but our breakout for confirmed and presumptive cases will be updated.

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 56

47 confirmed

9 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 16

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5550

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 16 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 10, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information

to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info. If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  Or directly contact the Governor’s Office or Oregon Health Authority.

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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 - Noon Case Update - July 7, 2020 (Photo) - 07/07/20

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, July 7, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and two new presumptive cases, since yesterday at noon, in Douglas County.  The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 54. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.

 

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 54

46 confirmed

8 presumptive

 

 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 16

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5465*

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 16 cases in isolation.

*Please Note: The negatives are the same as the day prior as the state system was stuck and not reporting negatives when DPHN pulled numbers for the daily report.

 

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  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 should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 866 people tested in 41 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.  The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information

to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info. If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  Or directly contact the Governor’s Office or Oregon Health Authority.

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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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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM  *** SPECIAL REPORT ***

THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN OUR COUNTY IS STILL HERE

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.)  Many of our residents have been asking why we have seen a steady increase in our positive confirmed cases in the last few weeks.  The answer is TRAVEL!  Yes, the majority of our recent cases have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.

 

            It’s no surprise that with the onset of summer, schools releasing students and staff for summer vacation, and the recent approval for our county to enter Phase TWO of the Governor’s Phased Reopening plan, that we are seeing a surge in the number of people that are traveling in and out of our county for vacations, getaways, camping trips, family reunions, weddings and more.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  We have shared a number of articles and infographics about continued COVID-19 safety and travel in recent weeks, but we felt it necessary to provide a press release to address the issue of travel directly.

 

            “We have enjoyed a very low attack rate in Douglas County thus far, but every time someone decides to travel or make a stopover in a highly infected COVID-19 area, they run a very high risk of contracting the virus and then bringing it back to Douglas County,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer. 

 

            As we have stressed before, the COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas does significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures for COVID-19 protection.

 

            “We know it has been difficult, and we know you are anxious to get back to living your life, but we ask that you please continue to be vigilant in helping us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our county,” commented Chris Boice, Chair of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

 

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL DURING COVID-19:

1. Why are you traveling? Are you traveling to visit a sick relative or attend a wedding?  You need to weigh the risk of travel with the risk of getting sick.

 

2. Are you sick?  The same advice applies to going to work, to the store and to travel, if you are sick, stay home.

 

3. When will you be traveling? If you plan to travel in the next few weeks or in the next few months, make sure you know what the status is for the area you intend to visit.  Make sure to track the COVID-19 case data for the area you are traveling to and if there is a significant spike in cases, you need to consider whether you are willing to take the chance of being exposed. Also, check on local restrictions and guidelines. Make sure you know the guidelines for dining, shopping and travel before you go.

 

4. Where will you be traveling to? Are you traveling to the next city, county or to another state?  The farther you travel from home the more risk you have for being exposed to the virus.  Again, make sure to track the COVID-19 case data for the area you are traveling to and if there is a significant spike in cases, you need to consider whether you are willing to take the chance of being exposed.

  

5. How are you getting there?  Currently, the CDC is reporting that the highest rate of transmission is from proximity contact on mass transit systems.  They are not sure if one type of travel is safer than others; however, airplanes and airports, buses and bus stations, trains and train stations, cabs and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus. These are locations where it can be hard to social distance (keep 6 feet apart from other people) and where surfaces like doors, rails, faucets, tables, seats and handles are touched on a more frequent basis.  Check to see what COVID-19 safety precautions the mode of travel you are taking has implemented, and make sure they are disinfecting on a regular schedule, promoting and enforcing minimal contact and have put distance measures in place.

 

6. Who is traveling?  People that are at a higher risk for severe illness, like our elderly population and those with compromised immune systems need to take extra precautions or consider staying home.  Traveling to visit family may be especially dangerous if you or your loved ones are more likely to get very ill from COVID-19.

 

7. What should I take with me to protect myself?  It is always a good idea to be prepared for any situation you encounter when traveling, and with COVID-19 it is even more important to protect you and your families’ health.  This means making sure you pack your own hand sanitizer, soap, disinfectant wipes, tissues, toilet paper and face coverings.  Remember, a place is only as clean as the last person that used it.  Make sure to go over guidelines with those traveling with you, especially children.  Let them know that they need to keep their distance, limit what they touch and wash their hands often.  

 

8. What should I do when I return?  We always recommend that you consult and follow your doctor’s advice prior to travel, as well as upon your return home.  Additionally, some businesses and employers have implemented strict pandemic or COVID-19 policies regarding employees that travel outside the area.  Make sure to check with your supervisor about what those guidelines might be before you travel. Some physicians or employers are recommending that people self-quarantine for two weeks (14 days) upon return from a highly infected area.  If you feel like you are getting sick, or if you get sick, or if you had direct contact with someone that has COVID-19, contact your doctor or a local clinic and inquire about being tested.

 

For additional information and tips about traveling safely during COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 travel webpage.

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19:

  1. Please Stay Home if you are sick or feeling ill
  2. Keep your distance (six-feet please) from others not in your household
  3. Cover your cough and sneezes
  4. Minimize interactions with others not in your household
  5. Wash your hands frequently
  6. Clean frequently used surfaces with disinfectant
  7. Limit travel, especially out of state
  8. Try to keep your trips local and select venues that have ample social distance
  9. Get tested if you are having symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste.

 

We will continue to provide the latest case updates, as well as health, safety and information tips to our residents as long as the COVID-19 virus continues to pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of our residents.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans? If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  Or directly contact the Governor’s Office or Oregon Health Authority

 

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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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