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Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 23, 2021 (Photo) - 07/23/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 23, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  

COVID-19 RECOVERY RECAP FOR THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021: 

On Thursday, July 22, 2021 we had TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,210*.  We had TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, nine locally and three out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 140 cases in isolation, 176 cases in quarantine for a total of 316 in isolation and quarantine. 

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2021: 

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, July 23, 2021, there are THIRTY-THREE (33) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report following our Thursday recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,244*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eleven locally and four out-of-the-area.

 

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

Date

Monday,

July 19, 2021

Tuesday,

July 20, 2021

Wednesday,

July 21, 2021

Thursday,

July 22, 2021

Today, Friday,

July 23, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,159

4,168

4,197

4,210

4,244

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,966

3,975

4,004

4,016

4,049

Presumptive

193

193

193

194

195

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

12

12

12

15

Total Currently in Isolation

130

125

142

140

167

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

86

86

87

87

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 167 cases in isolation, as well as another 181 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 343 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

Reminder, we are publishing our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update. Our next COVID-19 Update will be on Monday, July 26, 2021.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS 

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to all areas of Douglas County in our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

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

  • Friday, July 23, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering information and access to vaccinations. Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your area or event to provide a free pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.  The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is e open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER**

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, “We have plenty of vaccines available, they are safe, they are effective and they are available to anyone 12 and above who want it.” 

  1. 🔍 Log onto: http://DougCoVaccine.com.
  2. 📞 Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550 
  3. 📞 Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider, ask for a referral to another health care provider or Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  4. Go to one of our vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County with our Tiger Team or through Aviva Health. 
  5. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  6. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES SCHEDULING A VACCINE APPOINTMENT, HELP IS AVAILABLE 

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

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

 

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

Please know that as a part of vaccine efficacy, it is vitally important to for those residents who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to make sure that you get your second dose of the vaccine to complete the vaccination.  By getting both shots, it will provide better immunity and help to protect yourself and those around you that you love.  If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, here are a few answers to questions about your second dose.

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

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB 

As a part of our COVID-19 Recovery Phase, DPHN will continue to host our COVID-19 Facebook Live events once a week, on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm. The next Facebook Live event featuring Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer will be Tuesday, July 27, at 6:00 pm You can submit your questions during our live show or in advance at: ookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org">Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the Facebook event.  The Facebook Events are hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

It is important to understand that Federal and State Government and their agencies are the ones that set policy and issue the guidelines for a state of emergency like the pandemic. Locally, we are following the recommended guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines or the recommendations, please contact the CDC or OHA directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirusPlease do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or the Governor’s orders.  

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) was established on March 12, 2020 and redirected on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  It was created by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, as an emergency response body to bring together community partners in order to cooperatively focus efforts, address issues, mobilize resources, develop programs and strategic plans, and effectively communicate our efforts to residents in response to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic on a local level.  For 470 days, the DCCRT worked as a unified team, and now we have shifted our focus to local COVID-19 Recovery efforts.  The shift to the recovery phase is a natural progression in the emergency response process and also means we are not ending our COVID-19 efforts.  As the established Public Health Authority for Douglas County, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will continue to oversee, contract with, fund and support Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) for as long as necessary for our COVID-19 Recovery Response.  If needs or circumstances arise that necessitate us to reestablish the DCCRT, we are prepared to do so immediately.

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Local Online Access to Updates

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

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

You can also sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the update to our subscription base free. You can sign up for the Douglas County e-Newsletter at www.co.douglas.or.us

 

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

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

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

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

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

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

 

**Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine. Written consent can also be obtained in advance. Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

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

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network – Phone: (541) 817-6552 – Cell - (541) 440-3571 – Email: vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DC BOC C19 Recovery
Gary Leif
Gary Leif
07-22-21 Commissioners Saddened by the Passing of Representative Leif (Photo) - 07/22/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2021

 

Commissioners Saddened by the Passing of Representative Leif

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Oregon State Representative Gary Leif, who died unexpectedly in Roseburg on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Commissioners together with their families, would like to would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Representative Leif, and pay tribute to the time he served Douglas County and our District. 

 

Gary showed up his first day as County Commissioner ready to hit the ground running. His enthusiasm about serving this county was infectious, and he worked hard during his time as a County Commissioner,” remarked Commissioner Chris Boice.

 

Representative Leif was raised in Douglas County, and owned a business here for over 40 years.  He was elected in the May 18, 2016 election as the 105th Douglas County Commissioner in Position 1, previously held by Susan Morgan.  He served as Douglas County Commissioner from January 3, 2017 to May 9, 2018.   He vacated his position as Douglas County Commissioner, 1 year and 7 months early in order to accept an appointment as the Representative for House District 2, a position that was vacated by Dallas Heard, who was appointed to the Oregon State Senate District 1 position.  He went on to run and was subsequently elected as the Representative for House District 2 in November 2018 and again in November 2020.  He was seven months into his third term as our State Representative. House District 2 serves parts of Douglas, Jackson and Josephine Counties and was a position previously held by current Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman (2009-2015). 

 

I was honored to work alongside Gary as a County Commissioner, and proud of him for stepping up to the State level during a very demanding and difficult time.  His dedication and willingness to serve the citizens of Douglas County and his District will forever be remembered,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman.

 

“When I filed and then won my bid for Douglas County Commissioner Position 1, Gary graciously reached out and offered his assistance to me.  Until recently, we served together on the Board of Directors for UCAN.  He truly loved Douglas County and dedicated his life to helping and serving others.  This is a tremendous loss for our County,” stated Commissioner Tom Kress.

 

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

 

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Attached Media Files: Gary Leif
DC BOC C19 Recovery
DC BOC C19 Recovery
Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 21, 2021 (Photo) - 07/21/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 21, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  

COVID-19 RECOVERY RECAP FOR TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021: 

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 we had NINE (9) people with new positive test results to report, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,168*.  We had TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, nine locally and three out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 125 cases in isolation, 141 cases in quarantine for a total of 266 in isolation and quarantine.  

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021: 

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, there are TWENTY-NINE (29) people with new positive test results to report following our Tuesday recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,197*. Currently, there are TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and three out-of-the-area.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our eighty-seventh COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 and passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

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

Date

Saturday,

July 17, 2021

Sunday,

July 18, 2021

Monday,

July 19, 2021

Tuesday,

July 20, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

July 21, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,145

4,152

4,159

4,168

4,197

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,952

3,959

3,966

3,975

4,004

Presumptive

193

193

193

193

193

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

8

9

12

12

Total Currently in Isolation

131

128

130

125

142

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

86

86

86

86

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 142 cases in isolation, as well as another 144 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 286 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

Reminder, we are publishing our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update. Our next COVID-19 Update will be on Friday, July 23, 2021.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS 

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to all areas of Douglas County in our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

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

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Winston and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Grocery Outlet located at 151 NW Douglas Blvd in Winston from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • (Tentative) Thursday, July 22, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Linus Oaks Village – Retirement Community located at 2665 Van Pelt Blvd in Roseburg from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please call before you go to make sure event is still happening: (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 
  • Friday, July 23, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering information and access to vaccinations. Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your area or event to provide a free pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.  The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is e open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER**

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, “We have plenty of vaccines available, they are safe, they are effective and they are available to anyone 12 and above who want it.” 

  1. Attached Media Files: DC BOC C19 Recovery
Joe Laurance
Joe Laurance
07-19-21 Commissioners Extend Condolences on the Passing of Former County Commissioner Laurance (Photo) - 07/19/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 19, 2021

 

 

Commissioners Extend Condolences on the Passing of Former County Commissioner Laurance 

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Douglas County Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Laurance, who died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident on North Umpqua Highway (OR 138E) near Fall Creek on Monday, July 19, 2021.

According to the incident report from the Oregon State Police (OSP): “On Monday, July 19, 2021 at approximately 12:30 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on OR Hwy 138E near milepost 33.   Preliminary investigation revealed a Subaru Forrester, operated by Manas Sanyal (54) of Wisconsin, was westbound and attempted to turn left into a roadside pull out when it was struck by an also westbound Honda motorcycle operated by Joseph Laurance (71) of Winston.  Laurance sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Sanyal was not injured.  OSP was assisted by Glide Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation 

Joe Laurance served as a Douglas County Commissioner in position #2, currently occupied by Commissioner Tim Freeman, for two terms (eight years) from January 2007 to December 2014. 

 

“We were profoundly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Joe Laurance.  He was a colorful character who was passionate about Douglas County, where he was proud to call home.  Joe was a friend, and he will be greatly missed.  Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman.

 

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

 

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Attached Media Files: Joe Laurance
DC BOC C19 Recovery
DC BOC C19 Recovery
Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 19, 2021 (Photo) - 07/19/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 19, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  COVID-19 RECOVERY RECAP FOR JULY 17 AND 18, 2021: 

On Saturday, July 17, 2021 we had an astonishing TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to a positive with a positive test result, and TWO (2) new presumptives to report, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,145*.  We had NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, six locally and three out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 131 cases in isolation, 131 cases in quarantine for a total of 262 in isolation and quarantine.  

 

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 we had SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results to report, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,152*.  We had EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, five locally and three out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 128 cases in isolation, 140 cases in quarantine for a total of 268 in isolation and quarantine. 

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021: 

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, July 19, 2021, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results to report following our weekend recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,159*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and three out-of-the-area.

 

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

Date

Thursday,

July 15, 2021

Friday,

July 16, 2021

Saturday,

July 17, 2021

Sunday,

July 18, 2021

Today, Monday,

July 19, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,105

4,122

4,145

4,152

4,159

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,913

3,930

3,952

3,959

3,966

Presumptive

192

192

193

193

193

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

9

9

8

9

Total Currently in Isolation

101

116

131

128

130

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

85

86

86

86

86

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 130 cases in isolation, as well as another 140 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 270 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

Reminder, we are publishing our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update. Our next COVID-19 Update will be on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

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

 

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Winston and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Grocery Outlet located at 151 NW Douglas Blvd in Winston from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • (Tentative) Thursday, July 22, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Linus Oaks Village – Retirement Community located at 2665 Van Pelt Blvd in Roseburg from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please call before you go to make sure event is still happening: (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 
  • Friday, July 23, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering information and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Attached Media Files: DC BOC C19 Recovery
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Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 16, 2021 - 07/16/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 16, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Welcome to the Friday, July 16, 2021 edition of our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update.

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY RECAP FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021: 

On Thursday, July 15, 2021 we had SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,105*.  We had NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 101 cases in isolation, 121 cases in quarantine for a total of 222 in isolation and quarantine. 

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021: 

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, July 16, 2021, there are SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results to report following our Thursday recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,122*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our eighty-sixth COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

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

Date

Monday,

July 12, 2021

Tuesday,

July 13, 2021

Wednesday,

July 14, 2021

Thursday

July 15, 2021

Today, Friday,

July 16, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,072

4,080

4,097

4,105

4,122

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,883

3,891

3,906

3,913

3,930

Presumptive

189

189

191

192

192

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

9

11

9

9

Total Currently in Isolation

95

98

101

101

116

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

85

85

85

85

86

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

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 116 cases in isolation, as well as another 133 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 249 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DELTA VARIANT ARRIVES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY 

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and the epidemiology team at Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), have identified three Douglas County residents that have tested positive for the COVID Delta Variant (also referred to as B.1.617.2).  DPHN has been sequencing COVID positive patients for several weeks, but these are the first cases of the Delta variant that have been confirmed in Douglas County.  The Delta variant was recently identified by U.S. public health officials as the predominant COVID variant in many states, accounting for up to 80% of new cases in some areas of the U.S.  Interviews with our local Delta variant positive patients discovered that they had not been vaccinated, and had recently traveled outside of Oregon to a COVID Delta variant hot spot in the United States.   In Oregon, Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 dashboard notes that the Delta variant currently accounts for less than 3% of our total COVID variant cases, while the Alpha or B.1.1.7 variant is the most common variant found at 54%.

 

Although this is not surprising, it is disconcerting. We don’t know a lot about this variant yet, but it does appear to be more contagious with rapid spread and accounts for the majority of new cases in hot spot states like Arkansas and Oklahoma.  We were expecting this variant to show up here eventually, and the epidemiology team at DPHN has been working actively to get as many patients sequenced with the State Public Health laboratory, in order to gain a better understanding of how variants are affecting our case load. The good news is that all three vaccines that are available e locally are effective against this virus variant. We are seeing that the efficacy is lower with the Delta variant, but it is still showing to be overwhelmingly protective,” commented Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.

 

As with any virus or disease, the more time a virus is given to spread and mutate the greater the concern for the potency of the variant strains.   The Delta variant is listed as a “Variant of Concern”, by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) because there is evidence that the variant is showing an increase in transmissibility; more severe disease with increased hospitalizations and deaths; a significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination and reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines.  According to the latest estimates from the CDC, the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant now accounts for more than 51% of the COVID-19 cases in the United States, most notably in areas of the U.S. where COVID vaccination rates remain low.  The CDC says the good news is the current COVID vaccines being used in the United States all appear to be highly effective at protecting against serious disease, hospitalizations and death from the coronavirus and it’s mutated variants. That is why public health officials across the U.S. continue to urge the roughly 140 million to 150 million people in the United States who remain unvaccinated, to get vaccinated, sooner, rather than later. 

 

LONG OVERDUE HOMECOMING FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

While we cannot release the name of the individual, for obvious reasons, we wanted to share that this week family and friends celebrated the homecoming of our longest hospitalized Douglas County resident due to complications from contracting the COVID virus.  The individual was released from an Oregon hospital after spending an incredible 180 days in critical, respiratory and recovery care units, while receiving treatment for various medical issues brought on by the COVID virus.  The homecoming is also bittersweet, as the individual is not out-of-the-woods yet.  They now begin a long, difficult journey as a “COVID long-hauler”, which is a person who has measurable long-term medical issues due to the manifestation of the coronavirus in their body.  One of those long-term complications was irreparable damage to their lungs, as they are currently on a wait list for a lung transplant. This case represents the one of the many sad, life altering, economically devastating and preventable battles that someone has faced due to this relentless virus.  As they face the long difficult journey to recovery that still lies ahead, we hope you will keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

Reminder, we are publishing our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update. Our next COVID-19 Update will be on Monday, July 19, 2021.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.  The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Winston and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Grocery Outlet located at 151 NW Douglas Blvd in Winston from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.  **As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

  1. Attached Media Files: DCBOC C19 RECOVERY
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Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 14, 2021 - 07/14/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 14, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  As a reminder, we are publishing our Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update. Our next COVID-19 Update will be on Friday, July 16, 2021.

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY RECAP FOR TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021: 

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 we had EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,080*.  We had NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, four locally and five out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 98 cases in isolation, 110 cases in quarantine for a total of 208 in isolation and quarantine. 

 

COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021:  As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptives to report following our Tuesday recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,097*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and six out-of-the-area.

 

 

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

Date

Saturday,

July 10, 2021

Sunday,

July 11, 2021

Monday,

July 12, 2021

Tuesday,

July 13, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

July 14, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,062

4,068

4,072

4,080

4,097

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,873

3,879

3,883

3,891

3,906

Presumptive

189

189

189

189

191

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

7

9

9

11

Total Currently in Isolation

97

93

95

98

101

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

85

85

85

85

85

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 101 cases in isolation, as well as another 117 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 218 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Sherm’s Thunderbird Market located at 2553 NW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Myrtle Creek – Music in the Park located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Winston and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Grocery Outlet located at 151 NW Douglas Blvd in Winston from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.  **As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

  1. Attached Media Files: DCBOC
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Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update - July 12, 2021 - 07/12/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 12, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  COVID-19 RECOVERY UPDATE MOVING TO THREE DAYS A WEEK:

As we continue to move forward on our journey through the recovery phase of our COVID-19 pandemic response in Douglas County, we wanted to let our residents know that we will be transitioning to a three-day a week COVID-19 Recovery Update (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) starting today, Monday, July 12, 2021.  Our next local COVID-19 Recovery Update will be released on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  We will continue to report and recap daily numbers in each of our updates for the days that we do not publish a local COVID-19 Recovery Update.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY WEEKEND RECAP: JULY 10 & 11, 2021:  On Saturday, July 10, 2021 we had ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,062*.  We had SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, two locally and four out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 97 cases in isolation, 121 cases in quarantine for a total of 218 in isolation and quarantine. 

 

On Sunday, July 11, 2021 we had SIX (6) people with new positive test results, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,068*.  We had SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area.  Also, DPHN was supporting 93 cases in isolation, 112 cases in quarantine, for a total of 205 cases isolation and quarantine.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021:  As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, July 12, 2021, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results to report following our weekend recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,072*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and five out-of-the-area.

 

 

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

Date

Thursday,

July 8, 2021

Friday,

July 9, 2021

Saturday,

July 10, 2021

Sunday,

July 11, 2021

Today, Monday,

July 12, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,038

4,051

4,062

4,068

4,072

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,851

3,862

3,873

3,879

3,883

Presumptive

187

189

189

189

189

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

6

6

7

9

Total Currently in Isolation

89

92

97

93

95

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

85

85

85

85

85

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 95 cases in isolation, as well as another 109 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 204 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the HIV Alliance located at 647 West Luellen Drive, Suite #3 in Roseburg from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Sherm’s Thunderbird Market located at 2553 NW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at Myrtle Creek – Music in the Park located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals and around our communities offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.  **As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

  1. Attached Media Files: DCBOC
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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 9, 2021 - 07/09/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 9, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) (established on March 12, 2020) was created by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, as an emergency response body to bring together community partners in order to cooperatively focus efforts, address issues, mobilize resources, develop programs and strategic plans, and effectively communicate our efforts to residents in response to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic on a local level.  For 470 days the DCCRT worked as a unified team, and now we are shifting our focus to local COVID-19 Recovery efforts.  The shift to the recovery phase is a natural progression in the emergency response process.  Which means we are not ending our COVID-19 efforts.  As the established Public Health Authority for Douglas County, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will continue to direct, contract with, fund and support Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) for our Public Health Programs, and will continue to direct, contract with, fund and support them as long as necessary for our COVID-19 Recovery Response.  The long-term mutual relationship between the Commissioners, DPHN and our local medical community continues to be strong. 

 

For our COVID-19 Recovery Response, the Commissioners will continue to work with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, a county employee, for his position as the Douglas County Public Health Officer in his COVID-19 pandemic efforts; support DPHN in their vital epidemiological, patient recovery and pandemic research work; provide information and access to local COVID-19 testing and vaccinations; provide support to local businesses and residents for vital economic recovery and continue to communicate the most up to date local COVID-19 information available.  It is also important to note that the Commissioners are prepared to step back into emergency response mode with the DCCRT, if cases dramatically surge or if necessary in order to gain access to future resources.    

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, July 9, 2021, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptives to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,051. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and four out-of-the-area.

 

 

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

Date

Monday,

July 5, 2021

Tuesday,

July 6, 2021

Wednesday,

July 7, 2021

Thursday,

July 8, 2021

Today, Friday,

July 9, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,014

4,020

4,027

4,038

4,051

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,825

3,831

3,840

3,851

3,862

Presumptive

189

189

187

187

189

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

10

10

8

6

Total Currently in Isolation

99

103

98

89

92

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

85

85

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

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 92 cases in isolation, as well as another 130 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 222 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Friday, July 9, 2021: Sutherlin and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Orenco Systems located at 814 Airway Avenue in Sutherlin from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (This clinic is by appointment only – Call (541) 670-3110 to schedule an appointment)
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Graffiti Weekend – Show and Shine Event located at Douglas County Parks - River Forks Park at 380 River Forks Park Road in Roseburg from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.  **As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 8, 2021 - 07/08/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 8, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CONTINUE TO LEAD OUR LOCAL COVID-19 RESPONSE

As we mentioned yesterday, we have made a few logistical changes to our COVID-19 response, as well as our COVID-19 weekday updates.  But, rest assured the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will continue to dedicate, support and delegate any and all resources necessary to continue to provide COVID services in our County, as well as provide the most up to date local COVID-19 information available.  It is important to understand how the public health process works in Douglas County.  As they have for many years, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners hold and are the Public Health Authority for Douglas County. This means they are responsible for guiding, directing and funding all public health services, public health emergencies and public health programs for Douglas County.  Further, Dr, Bob Dannenhoffer works for the Commissioners as a county employee, in his role as the Douglas County Public Health Officer.  Further, Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) is a non-profit organization that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners helped to create, when our unique public health model was established several years ago.  The Commissioners contract with DPHN to manage our Public Health Programs.  The Commissioners have been leading our local COVID-19 Response since the beginning of the pandemic. The Commissioners have worked directly with; stood beside; been instrumental and been actively involved in every aspect of all the great work DPHN and Dr. Dannenhoffer have been doing, not only for the pandemic, but since the beginning of DPHN.  The Commissioners will continue to direct, contract with, fund and support DPHN for our Public Health Programs, and will continue to direct, contract with, fund and support them as long as necessary for our COVID-19 Response. 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, July 8, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that have been moved to positive, with a positive test result and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,038*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and five out-of-the-area.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our eighty-fifth COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 89 cases in isolation, as well as another 121 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 210 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

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

Date

Sunday,

July 4, 2021

Independence Day

Monday,

July 5, 2021

Tuesday,

July 6, 2021

Wednesday,

July 7, 2021

Today, Thursday,

July 8, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,006

4,014

4,020

4,027

4,038

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,817

3,825

3,831

3,840

3,851

Presumptive

189

189

189

187

187

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

9

10

10

8

Total Currently in Isolation

97

99

103

98

89

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

85

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

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Thursday, July 8, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek – Music in the Park Event located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Friday, July 9, 2021: Sutherlin and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Orenco Systems located at 814 Airway Avenue in Sutherlin from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (This clinic is by appointment only – Call (541) 670-3110 to schedule an appointment)
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Graffiti Weekend – Show and Shine Event located at Douglas County Parks - River Forks Park at 380 River Forks Park Road in Roseburg from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

 

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to Wildfire - 07/07/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 7, 2021

 

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to Wildfire

 

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency for Douglas County today, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at their Weekly Business Meeting, in response to the Jack Fire burning up the North Umpqua Hwy (Oregon Hwy 138) near Dry Creek.  At the time of the declaration, homes and structures in the area were under LEVEL 3 – GO! mandatory evacuation order from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. (Declaration Attached)

 

Oregon’s Governor has already declared an emergency conflagration declaration for the Jack Fire, as well as several other wildfires all over Oregon. 

 

Conditions are very unpredictable and hazardous right now, with winds, dry temperatures and extreme terrain making it incredibly difficult for fire crews working the front lines right now,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman.Our number one priority is the safety and health of our residents and those fighting the fires.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners agree that immediate action must be taken, and we must utilize all available resources to protect everything and everyone from devastating wildfires.

 

The Board of Commissioners encourage everyone to be extremely careful and conscientious about all their activities, especially outdoor activities, so they do not spark another fire, as our wildfire resources are already stretched way too thin. 

 

 

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

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 7, 2021 - 07/07/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 7, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  Today marks a positive step forward in Douglas County, as we collectively make strides towards the future.  Today, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners officially ended the Emergency Declaration for the COVID Response in Douglas County at their Wednesday Weekly Business Meeting.  Click here for the link to the declaration.  But, this does not mean they are ending the COVID response in Douglas County.  The Commissioners continue to be the Public Health Authority for the County, and will continue to dedicate, support and delegate any and all resources necessary to continue to provide COVID services in our County, along with the assistance of Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, and the staff at Douglas Public Health Network.  

 

They also wanted to announce that they have disbanded the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team.  The Commissioners wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to all the members of the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT), for their unwavering support and dedication to our local communities, since we established the DCCRT on March 23, 2020 (470 days ago).  Thank you to Douglas County Human Resources, Douglas County Management and Finance, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Search and Rescue, DPHN, Aviva Health, Umpqua Health, Mercy Medical Center, Lower Umpqua Hospital, Adapt, Douglas Forest Protective Association, Roseburg VA Health Care System, US Forest Service – Umpqua National Forest and all the amazing volunteers for being a part of our amazing local response team.  These announcements come on the heels of the State of Oregon lifting the remaining State Mandated COVID Risk restrictions issued under Oregon’s emergency statutes on June 30, 2021.  Under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the DCCRT has released over 600 COVID Updates, conducted 114 testing clinics, hosted 141 Facebook Live events and administered 5,974 vaccines at 11 drive-through vaccination clinics since our first case was announced on March 8, 2021.  Moving forward our COVID-19 updates will be coming from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, with assistance from Dr. Dannenhoffer, and the staff at DPHN. 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) presumptives that have been moved to positive, with a positive test result to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,027*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and five out-of-the-area.

 

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

Date

Saturday,

July 3, 2021

Sunday,

July 4, 2021

Independence Day

Monday,

July 5, 2021

Tuesday,

July 6, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

July 7, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,005

4,006

4,014

4,020

4,027

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,816

3,817

3,825

3,831

3,840

Presumptive

189

189

189

189

187

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

9

9

10

10

Total Currently in Isolation

99

97

99

103

98

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 98 cases in isolation, as well as another 120 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 218 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021: Oakland and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Oakland City Hall Parking Lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek – Music in the Park Event located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Friday, July 9, 2021: Sutherlin and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Orenco Systems located at 814 Airway Avenue in Sutherlin from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (This clinic is by appointment only – Call (541) 670-3110 to schedule an appointment)
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Graffiti Weekend – Show and Shine Event located at Douglas County Parks - River Forks Park at 380 River Forks Park Road in Roseburg from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

 

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 6, 2021 - 07/06/21

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a safe, fun and joyous Fourth of July Holiday weekend.  

DOUGLAS COUNTY INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY WEEKEND RECAP: JULY 3 & 4, 2021:  On Saturday, July 3, 2021 we had FIVE (5) people with new positive test results, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,005*.  DPHN was supporting 99 cases in isolation, 127 cases in quarantine (Total in isolation and quarantine 226) and NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients were being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area. 

 

On Sunday, July 4, 2021 we had ONE (1) person with a new positive test result, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,006*.  DPHN was supporting 97 cases in isolation, 121 cases in quarantine (Total in isolation and quarantine 218), NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area.  It’s important to note that the last time we reported a single case day was on Friday, October 23, 2020.  While our overall daily COVID-19 case count is still not where we would like it to be, this is hopefully a sign that things are moving in the right direction.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021:  On Monday, July 5, 2021, we had EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 4,014*. DPHN was supporting 99 cases in isolation, 119 cases in quarantine (Total in isolation and quarantine 218), NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area. 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021:  As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results to report following our holiday weekend recap and our Monday, July 5, 2021, recap listed above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,020*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

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

Date

Friday,

July 2, 2021

Saturday,

July 3, 2021

Sunday,

July 4, 2021

Independence Day

Monday,

July 5, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

July 6, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

4,000

4,005

4,006

4,014

4,020

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,811

3,816

3,817

3,825

3,831

Presumptive

189

189

189

189

189

Total Currently Hospitalized

9

9

9

9

10

Total Currently in Isolation

113

99

97

99

103

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 103 cases in isolation, as well as another 102 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 205 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the HIV Alliance located at 647 West Luellen Dr Suite #3 in Roseburg from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021: Oakland and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Oakland City Hall Parking Lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021: Myrtle Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Myrtle Creek – Music in the Park Event located in Millsite Park at 231 Volunteer Way in Myrtle Creek from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Friday, July 9, 2021: Sutherlin and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Orenco Systems located at 814 Airway Avenue in Sutherlin from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (This clinic is by appointment only – Call (541) 670-3110 to schedule an appointment)
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Graffiti Weekend – Show and Shine Event located at Douglas County Parks - River Forks Park at 380 River Forks Park Road in Roseburg from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

 

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 2, 2021 - 07/02/21

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! 

We wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day Weekend.  This year we celebrate the 245th - Fourth of July, also known as American Independence Day.  It has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century with the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days’ later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, the historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.  However, this year in light of the hot weather, severe drought, dangerously dry conditions and high fire danger several Fourth of July activities in our region have been curtailed, please check with local officials about the status and/or guidelines for Fourth of July celebrations.  Additionally, your Douglas County Board of Commissioners issued a press release this morning encouraging residents to keep themselves and their pets safe, as well as use extra caution when handling fireworks, using barbeques and lighting campfires this holiday weekend.  Click on this link to read the release: “Please Don’t Spark a Fire This Fourth of July Weekend

 

THE NEXT DCCRT UPDATE WILL BE ON TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021

We also wanted to let you know that we will not be releasing an update on Monday, July 5, 2021, as our team will be observing the Independence Day Holiday with their families.  Our Tuesday, July 6, 2021 edition will provide a recap our local COVID-19 numbers for Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, July 2, 2021, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) NEW presumptives to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 4,000*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

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

Date

Monday

June 28, 2021

Tuesday

June 29, 2021

Wednesday

June 30, 2021

Thursday

July 1, 2021

Today, Friday,

July 2, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,953

3,966

3,972

3,984

4,000

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,767

3,778

3,784

3,797

3,811

Presumptive

186

188

188

187

189

Total Currently Hospitalized

14

13

14

9

9

Total Currently in Isolation

103

106

98

100

113

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 113 cases in isolation, as well as another 136 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 249 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Friday, July 2, 2021: Wilbur and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the FCC Commercial Furniture located at 8452 Old Hwy 99 North in Roseburg from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the HIV Alliance located at 647 West Luellen Dr Suite #3 in Roseburg from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021: Oakland and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Oakland City Hall Parking Lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

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07-02-21 DCBOC - Please Don't Spark a Fire This Fourth of July Weekend (Photo) - 07/02/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2, 2021

 

Please Don’t Spark a Fire This Fourth of July Weekend

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.)  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners know that having fun on the Fourth of July is something many people look forward to all year.  But, this year, with dangerously high fire conditions, severe drought and drier than normal vegetation, grass and forested areas, coupled with the prediction of more extreme hot weather headed our way, your Commissioners wanted to express their concern for the safety of our residents and our communities from preventable fire related instances, as you begin your Independence Day celebrations.  Many of our fire protection partners in Douglas County have already issued warnings, tips and safety reminders for the upcoming holiday weekend.  We too, want to remind everyone to be careful and have a safe, as well as fire and injury free Fourth of July Weekend.

 

For most of us, the Fourth of July is all about the four F’s: Freedom, Fireworks, Family and Food.  It is a time for barbecues, gatherings, celebrations, parades and of course the “oohs and aahs” of firework displays.  Did you know that the Fourth of July is also considered one of the most dangerous days of the year?  Based on data provided by U.S. Fire Departments, the Pew Research Center concluded that, “More than 91,000 people visit U.S. hospital emergency rooms for treatment of injuries from activities on July 4 and 5 each year.”  Which, by the way, represents the highest daily visits of any day of the year.  “By comparison, the average daily number of injury-related ER visits over the summer months of June, July and August is about 40,700.”  Did you know that sparklers burn at temperature of about 2,000°F? That is hot enough to melt some metals.

 

The Fourth of July is also one of the most dangerous times of the year for fires related to fireworks, outdoor grilling and campfires.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that approximately, “20,000 fires are started by fireworks in the United States every year.”  Of those 59% are brush, forest or wildland fires.  Remember in accordance with local regulations, fireworks are illegal in all forest lands located outside of an incorporated city in Douglas County.  This includes, all private, county, state, O&C (BLM managed), USFS and Tribal lands.  Some Federal Forest lands prohibit the use of fireworks all year long.  

 

Per the Oregon State Fire Marshall (OSFM), “Residents who plan to visit public lands and parks for the July Fourth holiday are asked to leave all fireworks at home. The use of fireworks is prohibited in national parks and forests, on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife properties, on state beaches, in state parks, and in state campgrounds.”

 

Each year thousands of serious preventable injuries, as well as millions of dollars in lost property, revenues and timber are due to preventable wildfires sparked by the careless use of fireworks.  Please check with local offices and agencies to find out if fireworks are permitted where you live or where you are visiting.  Oregon law prohibits the possession, use, or sale of any firework that flies into the air, explodes, or travels more than 12 feet horizontally on the ground, without a permit issued by the OSFM, these are called illegal fireworks. Fireworks commonly called bottle rockets, Roman candles, sky rockets, aerial shells and firecrackers are illegal in Oregon.  If you are going to use fireworks, make sure you are using legal, approved fireworks.  However, even legal, approved fireworks can be dangerous if mishandled. Please prevent a disaster this Fourth of July, by handing fireworks with care and always supervising children when fireworks are present.  For more information about firework safety log onto Oregon State Fire Marshall's website.

 

Here are a few tips shared from the NFPA to help keep you and those you love safe this Fourth of July:

 

FIREWORKS

  • Keep fireworks away from power lines. Stay at least 10 feet away from neighborhood power lines and at least 35 feet from larger high-voltage lines.
  • Never light fireworks indoors, near dry grass, dry trees or in the forest.
  • Closely supervise children around fireworks and be careful with sparklers.
  • Always have a bucket of water, a water hose and/or a fire extinguisher handy.

 

OUTDOOR GRILLING: It’s peak season for outdoor grilling, but it’s also when the most grilling fires occur.

  • July is the peak month for grilling fires. Keep your grill clean and remove any grease or food buildup both from the grill and the pan below. And don’t dispose of coals or chips until they are completely cooled.
  • Keep grills well away from home/deck railings and out from under eaves and branches.
  • Take extra care around the grill. Never leave a lit grill unattended, and don’t let kids or pets play near it.

 

CAMPFIRES: 1 out of 3 forest fires are started by people who are careless with their campfires.

  • Check local or campground restrictions before you light a campfire.
  • Don’t build a campfire around dangerous materials, power lines, buildings, vehicles, dry grass or trees.
  • Never burn dangerous materials such as aerosol cans, glass, plastic, tires or gasoline.

 

KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE TOO:  More pets are reported missing on July 4th and 5th than any other time of the year! Follow these tips to keep your fur babies safe and as stress-free as possible.

  • Try to keep your pets inside at all times during the holiday.
  • Make sure they can access their crate or “safe space.”
  • Be sure that your pet is wearing a collar and is microchipped. Double-check that microchip information is up-to-date.

  

In Douglas County, several fire agencies work together to provide fire suppression, protection and emergency services all year long.  If you have questions, please click below for their website links.

 

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) responsible for providing wildfire prevention, detection and suppression for all private, county, state, O&C (managed by BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands classified as forest lands within the Douglas Fire District in Douglas County.

Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) responsible for providing wildfire prevention, detection and suppression for all private, county, state, O&C (managed by BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands classified as forest lands for all areas within the Coos Fire District in Douglas County. 

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protect, manage and promote stewardship of our forests.   Responsible for providing wildfire prevention, detection and suppression for all private, county, state, O&C (managed by BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands classified as forest lands for all areas within the Western Lane ODF District in Douglas County.

United States Forest Service (USFS) manages federal forest lands located in Douglas County, including the Umpqua National Forest, Rogue National Forest, Siuslaw National Forest and the Willamette National Forest.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages O&C Owned Lands located in Douglas County.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) along with local Tribes, help to manage Tribal lands located in Douglas County.

Roseburg Fire Department, Sutherlin Fire Department and 26 Rural Fire Districts.

 

According to the DFPA’s website, “Human caused fires account for roughly 75% of all wildfires within the Douglas District, with the two leading causes related to equipment use and debris burning.” 

It only takes a split second for a spark to start a fire.  Let’s declare our independence from preventable accidents with fireworks, campfires and outdoor grills and not let the “oohs and aahs” turn into “oh no’s!”.

 

On behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, we hope you have very happy and safe Fourth of July weekend!

 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - July 1, 2021 - 07/01/21

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, July 1, 2021, there are TWELEVE (12) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive, with a positive test result to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,984*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

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

Date

Saturday/Sunday

June 26 & 27, 2021

Monday

June 28, 2021

Tuesday

June 29, 2021

Wednesday

June 30, 2021

Today, Thursday,

July 1, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,947

3,953

3,966

3,972

3,984

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,761

3,767

3,778

3,784

3,797

Presumptive

186

186

188

188

187

Total Currently Hospitalized

14

14

13

14

9

Total Currently in Isolation

104

103

106

98

100

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 100 cases in isolation, as well as another 149 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 249 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTS FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Friday, July 2, 2021: Wilbur and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the FCC Commercial Furniture located at 8452 Old Hwy 99 North in Roseburg from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the HIV Alliance located at 647 West Luellen Dr Suite #3 in Roseburg from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Music on the Half Shell located in Stewart Park at 1003 Stewart Park Drive in Roseburg from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021: Oakland and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Oakland City Hall Parking Lot located at 637 NE Locust Street in Oakland from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine and the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

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06-30-21 Please Drive Safe and Slow Down In Road Construction Zones - 06/30/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2021

 

***SAFETY REMINDER***

PLEASE DRIVE SAFE AND SLOW DOWN IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION ZONES

 

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Douglas County Public Works Department (DCPW), would like to remind the motoring public to use extreme caution when traveling through the various road construction and chip seal road improvement zones this summer.  When you see reduced speed signs, slow down postings, orange safety cones and loose gravel, these roads are still part of an active construction zone.  The use of excessive speed in these areas can cause accidents, flying rock and dusty conditions resulting in reduced visibility for all motorists. 

 

We know that driving through construction zones is necessary to get to your destination. We work hard to build and maintain roads to improve traffic flow, and give you a smoother and safer driving surface. However, we understand that construction will affect your drive time and experience.  Here are a few tips for safe driving through construction zones:

 

Speed Check

  • Slow down when you approach a work zone; It comes faster than you think.
  • Follow posted speed limits, even if there are no workers present.
  • Obey flaggers and construction workers instructions
  • Resume normal speed when the signs instruct you to do so.

 

Space Check

  • Leave at least 2 seconds between you and the car in front of you.
  • Do not pass on the shoulder of the road.
  • Don't make a point with tailgaters by slamming on your brakes. A collision won't solve anything.

 

Stress Check

  • Plan your route so you know where construction is occurring and try to seek alternative routes when possible.
  • Expect delays. Leave extra time so you don't need to worry about running late.
  • Use cautions, as driving lanes are often close together in construction zones.
  • Stay alert and avoid all distractions like cell phones and changing music stations.

 

Safety is always a priority for the motoring public, as well as for our employees.  Please understand that road construction projects will impact drive times, so we are asking residents to plan accordingly. Expect up to 20-minute delays and try to seek alternate routes whenever possible.  We are asking motorists to proceed with caution, be patient and obey all posted signs, warnings and flagger instructions as they travel thru all road construction zones.  For more information, please contact DCPW at (541) 440-4208 or log onto https://douglascounty-oregon.us/376/Project-Information

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 30, 2021 - 06/30/21

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Welcome to the future and beyond!  Today is a day of optimism and celebration. and for many of us, it feels like an early Independence Day.  Today, marks the end of confines, as Oregonians can finally move away from the State Mandated COVID Risk Guidelines, which came to an end yesterday, after 475 days of signs, posters and restrictions.  It’s definitely time to move forward, visit loved ones, celebrate life’s milestones and work on mending some broken ties in our communities, but even more so, we need to do what we do best, continue to support our local communities and businesses.   

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,972*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eleven locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

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

Date

Friday

June 25, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 26&27, 2021

Monday

June 28, 2021

Tuesday

June 29, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

June 30, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,932

3,947

3,953

3,966

3,972

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,747

3,761

3,767

3,778

3,784

Presumptive

185

186

186

188

188

Total Currently Hospitalized

15

14

14

13

14

Total Currently in Isolation

108

104

103

106

98

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 98 cases in isolation, as well as another 157 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 255 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

LOCAL DATA UPDATE: COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS CONTINUES TO BE CONCERNING, AS WELL AS THE DECREASE IN THE AVERAGE AGE OF PATIENTS

While our COVID-19 case numbers have seen a slight decrease over the past two weeks, our number of residents that have been hospitalized due to complications with the COVID-19 virus continues to remain higher than we would like to see. This is very concerning, but also for another reason, the average age of those patients has seen a dramatic shift.  As a part of our ongoing investigations and research, the epidemiologists at Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) recently looked into local data on our COVID-19 hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. One notable trend that was identified when looking at admissions to the hospital was the shift in average age of hospitalized COVID patients. 

 

We know that early in the pandemic, older people were more likely to have more severe COVID disease and more likely to be hospitalized, this held true through 2020. Beginning after the first of the year, the average age of those hospitalized with COVID began to drop significantly and we are now seeing many people in their 20’s and 30’s hospitalized. Last week nearly 40% of our hospitalizations were under 30 years old, a remarkable shift from the same time last year when the average age of those hospitalized was people in their 80s. There are many possible explanations but one that stands out to me is that most of the young hospitalized COVID patients are not vaccinated and we know that vaccine uptake has been higher in older generations. This suggests that the vaccine is offering protection to more severe disease and hospitalizations,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer.

 

Our data showed that the average age of Douglas County hospitalized COVID-19 patients in June 2020 was 86 years old. The same time period in June 2021, we found the average age of Douglas County hospitalized patients to be 47 years old.  The average age of local COVID patients began to show a significant drop starting in December 2020, with the average dropping to 75 years old, then in February 2021, it dropped to 64 years old, and then dropped to 59 years old in March 2021.  The most significant jump was from March 2021 to June 2021, with a decrease to 47 years old.  This is a staggering statistic.  Stay tuned in, as we plan to look more in-depth at our local data, such as local patient length of stay, acuity and vaccination status of hospitalized patients. 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTS FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations all around Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

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

 

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Elkton and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021: Roseburg and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the Sherm’s Thunderbird Market located at 2553 NW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Friday, July 2, 2021: Wilbur and surrounding area.  Clinic will be at the FCC Commercial Furniture located at 8452 Old Hwy 99 North in Roseburg from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half Shell, Myrtle Creek Music in the Park, Graffiti Weekend – River Forks Show and Shine, Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and Riverbend Live.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics.  

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

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06-30-21 Corrugated Cardboard Recycling Returning to Transfer Sites July 1st (Photo) - 06/30/21

Notice: We have updated the release to include all eleven of our transfer stations. The statement below now reads:   All eleven of our Douglas County Transfer Stations (Camas Valley, Canyonville, Elkton, Glide, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Roseburg, Tiller and Yoncalla)

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2021

 

Corrugated Cardboard Recycling Returning to Transfer Sites July 1st

 

            (ROSEBURG, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are excited to announce that they are bringing corrugated cardboard* recycling back to ALL Douglas County Transfer Stations, effective July 1, 2021.   All nine of our Douglas County Transfer Stations (Camas Valley, Canyonville, Elkton, Glide, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport and Roseburg) will now accept clean and dry corrugated cardboard for recycling.  Our Douglas County Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division have placed specially designed recycling bins at all of our Douglas County Transfer Stations for our residents to recycle corrugated cardboard free of charge.  You will need to flatten your corrugated cardboard in order for it to fit in the new bins. 

 

            The return of corrugated cardboard is the result of the continued efforts by Douglas County to find viable and cost-effective recycling alternatives, as well as source recycling partners and processing facilities willing to work with us to recycle materials.  In January of this year, the Commissioners were able to bring glass recycling back to our transfer stations as a result of the innovative efforts of our Douglas County Public Works and Solid Waste Management team.  The glass brought to our Transfer Stations is crushed and repurposed for leachate filtration, as an aggregate substitute, and also as foundation support at the Douglas County Landfill. 

 

            In May of 2018, Douglas County, along with our recycling partners and numerous other manipulates nation-wide, had to curtail our recycling efforts due to the embargo China placed on their purchasing programs for recyclables with the United States.  We are excited that we were able to find a recycling partner for cardboard that enabled us to bring back cardboard recycling in Douglas County, and we hope to continue to research more solutions to bring back additional recycling options in the future, like paper, other cardboard and plastics.  While we do not have a timeline for the return of these recyclables, we are actively working on programs.  As a reminder, we are still accepting tin and aluminum cans, scrap metal, oil and batteries recyclables for free at all of our transfer sites.  Please check our Douglas County - Solid Waste Webpage for more information about our other recycling options and locations.   

 

We will need our residents help to recycle right, so we can continue to offer and bring back our recycling options.  Please follow the instructions at the recycling centers, and only place items in bins that belong in that recycle bin.  Make sure your recyclables are clean, unsoiled, free of debris, free of paper, free of staples and not placed in the recycle bins in plastic bags. Remember the right thing to do is to only put recyclables in the recycling containers and place all non-recyclable items into garbage containers.

 

            Douglas County, along with local and regional governments, waste disposal companies, processors and industry representatives continue to work together to find workable solutions to the recycling issues facing not only Douglas County, but cities all around the globe.

 

*Corrugated cardboard is the thick cardboard that has the extra layer of wavy fiber in between sheets.  Any size, shape or color cardboard can be recycled.

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

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06-30-21 Notice of Holiday Closure - Independence Day Observed - 06/30/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2021

***NOTICE OF HOLIDAY CLOSURE***

Observance of Independence Day Holiday

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to remind citizens that government offices in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon, as well as the Douglas County Justice Building, Douglas County Courthouse Annex in Reedsport, Fairgrounds Office, Douglas County Museum and All External Douglas County Government Offices will be closed to the public on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the American Independence Day Holiday.

 

Please note, a few other closures and openings for the Fourth of July Holiday weekend:

  • The Douglas County Landfill and All Transfer Stations that are normally open on Sundays, will be closed on Sunday, July 4, 2021. 
  • The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum, located in Winchester Bay, will be open for visitors on both Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2021, for normal business hours. 
  • All Douglas County operated parks, campgrounds and boat ramps will continue to be open and accessible to the public the entire Fourth of July weekend.  For reservation information at Douglas County operated campgrounds, please call (541) 957-7001 or online https://douglascounty-oregon.us/265/Parks
  • Even though the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office lobby entrance will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, our Sheriff’s Deputies, 911 communications and DCSO staff will continue to provide law enforcement protection and emergency assistance for our residents.  If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.  If you need to reach dispatch for a non-emergency, call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (541) 440-4471. 
  • The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer, DPHN staff, the DCCRT’s Joint Information Center staff, as well as the Douglas County Commissioners will continue to work on the COVID-19 response regardless of the holiday.

 

            This year we celebrate the 245th - Fourth of July, also known as American Independence Day.  It has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century with the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days’ later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, the historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.  However, this year in light of the excessively hot weather, severe drought, dangerously dry conditions and high fire danger several Fourth of July activities have been curtailed, please check with local officials about the status and/or guidelines for Fourth of July celebrations such as fireworks displays, parades, festivals or use of fireworks in your community. 

 

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy Fourth of July holiday.  They encourage citizens to safely and responsibly participate in Independence Day celebrations that honor our great nation, celebrate our freedoms and demonstrate pride and patriotism for the land that we love. 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 29, 2021 (Photo) - 06/29/21

Updated: Please accept our apologies, the bottom of the release was inadvertantly omitted.  It has been updated to include the entire update below.

 

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 – June 29, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptives to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,966*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and five out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

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

Date

Thursday

June 24, 2021

Friday

June 25, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 26&27, 2021

Monday

June 28, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

June 29, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,922

3,932

3,947

3,953

3,966

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,737

3,747

3,761

3,767

3,778

Presumptive

185

185

186

186

188

Total Currently Hospitalized

16

15

14

14

13

Total Currently in Isolation

122

108

104

103

106

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 106 cases in isolation, as well as another 148 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 254 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM IS MAKING SURE NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND!

Yesterday, the Douglas County Tiger Team was out and about in the Roseburg area traveling along the walking and biking paths in our Mobile Medical Ranger (MMR) UTV, checking up on residents, handing out water and inquiring if anyone wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Their mission yesterday was two-fold, making sure residents were doing ok during the heat wave, and also checking on their vaccine status.  Our Tiger Team continues to find new ways to make sure that everyone that wants the COVID-19 vaccine has access to the vaccine. 

 

Attached photo: Douglas County Tiger Team member Stephanie Griggs was out and about yesterday handing out water and checking up on our residents in Roseburg.

Our Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to Douglas County residents via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at their pop-up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts.  Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half and Riverbend Live.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEAT STROKE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION

Shared from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the CDC.  As our temperatures continue to surge this summer, so do visits to emergency centers. However, with proper precautions, most heat illnesses can be prevented.  Medical experts agree that the two most important things you can do to prevent heat illnesses are to stay hydrated and limit your time and exposure to the sun.  According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, each year about 400 deaths and thousands of emergency department visits are caused by heat illnesses. While infants and people 65 and older are most at risk for a heat related illness, it can affect anyone, even exercise enthusiasts.

 

The early warning signs of heat exhaustion are nausea, light-headedness, fatigue, muscle cramping and dizziness. It is imperative to recognize the warning signs and act on them as soon as possible.  At the first sign of heat exhaustion, it is important to take the following steps to help get your or someone’s temperature down and cool the body:

 

 

  • Move to an air-conditioned place.
  • Take a cold shower or using cold compresses.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Remove tight or extra clothing layers.

 

 

Unlike heat exhaustion, a heat stroke requires immediate medical attention. Someone experiencing heat stroke may have a headache, confusion, no sweating, rapid heart rate, nausea or vomiting and may lose consciousness.  If a heat stroke is suspected, it is vital to take the following steps:

 

  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Move the person to a cooler place.
  • Use cold compresses to get their temperature down.
  • Do not give them fluids.

 

 

Left untreated, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can both lead to death. If an individual is confused, passes out, is hot, but not sweating, call 911, it is definitely a medical emergency.  Protect yourself and others by knowing the difference between heat exhaustion and a heat stroke, check out the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness chart provided by the CDC.  Remember heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness and always be prepared for the summer heat!

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021

Shared from the National Weather Service, Medford, Oregon.  The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the Excessive Heat Warning for Central Douglas County and Eastern Coos County through Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm. Very hot temperatures are expected to continue this week, but should gradually lower towards the end of the week. The temperatures are expected to range from 92°F to 102°F.  Overnight temperatures expected to only cool to 65°F.  Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.  The high daytime temperatures combined with warm overnight lows will result in high heat risk and heat related stress.  The NWS is also expecting widespread haze in the air, as drift smoke from the Lava Fire near Weed, California spreads into portions of southwest Oregon.  Please make sure you are taking care of yourself and those around you.  As a reminder, here are some hot weather precautionary and preparedness tips:

 

  • Stay Informed: Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. National Weather Service: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.21089000000006&lon=-123.34326999999996#.YNNnskxlCUk
  • Learn: Know how to prevent, recognize and treat heat-related illnesses. CDC – Extreme Heat Information: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html
  • Stay Hydrated.  Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.  Drink more water than usual, don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Be Smart: Try to avoid long periods on time in the direct sun, and try to get all outside activities, errands and shopping done in the morning hours when it’s not so hot.
  • Stay Cool: Try to stay cool and opt for an air-conditioned location whenever possible.  If you need a cool place, see if you can rest at a family member or neighbor or friends house that has air conditioning. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Dress Light: Wear light, loose fitting clothing.
  • Cool Down: If you feel like you are overheating take a cool shower or bath.
  • Eat Light: Try to avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
  • Take Breaks: If working or participating in outdoor activities, make sure to take frequent breaks out of the sun to cool down and rehydrate. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: https://www.osha.gov/heat/
  • Checkup: Make sure to check up on relatives, neighbors, livestock and pets.
  • Stay Safe: Reminder young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
  • Protect your Skin and Eyes: Use sunscreen with at least an SPF 15+ when going outside.  Think about wearing a hat to protect your head and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Heat stroke is an emergency: If you observe someone experiencing a heat stroke, call 9-1-1.
  • Please, stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 28, 2021 - 06/28/21

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 26 & 27, 2021

On Saturday, June 26, 2021 we had SIX (6) people with new positive test results, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 3,938*.  We had 104 cases in isolation, 177 cases in quarantine (Total in isolation and quarantine 281) and SIXTEEN (16) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, eleven locally and five out-of-the-area.

 

On Sunday, June 27, 2021 we had EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive, bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 3,947*.  We had 104 cases in isolation, 164 cases in quarantine (Total in isolation and quarantine 268), FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, nine locally and five out-of-the-area and ONE (1) death. 

 

Our combined weekend total for June 26 and 27, 2021 was: FOURTEEN (14) new people with positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive, bringing our weekend total of cases of people with positive test results and new presumptives in Douglas County to 3,947*.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, June 28, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results to report following our Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, 2021 recap presented above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,953*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and five out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

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

Date

Wednesday

June 23, 2021

Thursday

June 24, 2021

Friday

June 25, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 26&27, 2021

Today, Monday,

June 28, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,910

3,922

3,932

3,947

3,953

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,725

3,737

3,747

3,761

3,767

Presumptive

185

185

185

186

186

Total Currently Hospitalized

15

16

15

14

14

Total Currently in Isolation

125

122

108

104

103

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 103 cases in isolation, as well as another 165 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 268 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

OREGON IS REMOVING THE RISK MANDATES AFTER 475 DAYS!

On Friday, June 25, 2021, the State of Oregon announced a new executive order (21-15) that lifts the remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions issued under Oregon’s emergency statutes. COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon, which began on March 12, 2020, will be lifted no later than Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  However, some statewide mask requirements may stay in place in specialized settings following federal guidance, including airports, public transit, and health care settings. The recovery order rescinds Executive Orders: 20-66 (County Metrics, Safe/Strong Oregon and Stay Home Save Lives), 20-22 (Non-urgent Medical Procedures), 21-06 (K-12 Schools), 20-28 (Higher Education) and 20-19 (Childcare).  With the repeal of these executive orders that placed COVID-19 related restrictions on Oregonians, the recovery order will also extend the emergency declaration for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining emergency authority will be limited in focus to COVID-19 recovery efforts, similar to the recovery executive order currently in place for 2020 wildfire season recovery.  Further, by the State rescinding the executive orders for K-12 schools, higher education, and childcare, it means a shift back to local school-board and local health and human services departments for decision-making for their local communities when it comes to serving the health and safety needs of students and children. The new executive order is set to remain in effect until December 31, 2021, unless terminated earlier.

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021

Shared from the National Weather Service, Medford, Oregon.  The National Weather Service has extended the Excessive Heat Warning for parts of Northern California and most of Southern Oregon through Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm. Dangerously hot temperatures are expected to continue this week with very little improvement into late week. The hottest temperatures are expected West of the Cascades with temperatures ranging from 95°F to 105°F.  East of the Cascades temperatures are expected to range from 90°F to 100°.  Overnight temperatures expected to only cool to 75°F.  Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.  The high daytime temperatures combined with warm overnight lows will result in high heat risk and heat related stress.

 

Please make sure you are taking care of yourself and those around you.  As a reminder, here are some hot weather precautionary and preparedness tips:

  • Stay Informed: Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. National Weather Service: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.21089000000006&lon=-123.34326999999996#.YNNnskxlCUk
  • Learn: Know how to prevent, recognize and treat heat-related illnesses. CDC – Extreme Heat Information: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html
  • Stay Hydrated.  Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.  Drink more water than usual, don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Be Smart: Try to avoid long periods on time in the direct sun, and try to get all outside activities, errands and shopping done in the morning hours when it’s not so hot.
  • Stay Cool: Try to stay cool and opt for an air-conditioned location whenever possible.  If you need a cool place, see if you can rest at a family member or neighbor or friends house that has air conditioning. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Dress Light: Wear light, loose fitting clothing.
  • Cool Down: If you feel like you are overheating take a cool shower or bath.
  • Eat Light: Try to avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
  • Take Breaks: If working or participating in outdoor activities, make sure to take frequent breaks out of the sun to cool down and rehydrate. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: https://www.osha.gov/heat/
  • Checkup: Make sure to check up on relatives, neighbors, livestock and pets.
  • Stay Safe: Reminder young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
  • Protect your Skin and Eyes: Use sunscreen with at least an SPF 15+ when going outside.  Think about wearing a hat to protect your head and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Heat stroke is an emergency: If you observe someone experiencing a heat stroke, call 9-1-1.
  • Please, stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTS FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

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

 

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

 

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Rice Hill and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Curtain and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Scottsburg and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Elkton and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half and Riverbend Live.  The team will also be out and about at various locations in our county offering bottled water and access to vaccinations.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.  Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596.

**As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER***

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older*** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccines, they are safe and effective and we will be administering then to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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06-25-21 Summer Drive-In Movie Nights are Back at the Douglas County Museum - 06/25/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2021

 

 

Summer Drive-In Movie Nights are Back at the Douglas County Museum

 

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are excited to announce that the Douglas County Museum will once again host their family-friendly summer drive-in movie nights in the museum back-parking lot this summer.  The 2021 drive-in movie season dubbed, “Wheels ‘n Reels”, will have two “free” nights of movie fun this year.  The first drive-in movie night will be Saturday, July 17, 2021, and will feature the 2021 Walt Disney Animation Studios release, “Raya and the Last Dragon”.  The second drive-in movie night will be Saturday, August 21, 2021, and will feature the 2020 Dreamworks Animation/Universal Pictures release, “The Croods: A New Age”.  The Douglas County Museum is located at 123 Museum Drive in Roseburg, Oregon (I-5, Exit 123).  Gates will open at 7:00 pm and the movies will start at dusk. 

 

The free drive-in movie nights were made possible through a grant the Douglas County Museum received earlier this month from the K-12 Summer Learning Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).  So far the grant has been used to facilitate the Museum’s 2021 Camp Umpqua - Junior Youth Summer Program and for the Wheels ‘n Reels drive-in movie nights.  The OCF puts donated money to work in Oregon by dispersing more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. For nearly 45 years, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses and organizations create charitable funds to help improve the lives of Oregonians.  The impactful giving of time, talent and resources from many generous Oregonians helps to create these grant opportunities.  The OCF makes grants available through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation process.  Grant application materials, as well as individuals or businesses interested in establishing a fund can visit www.oregoncf.org for more information.

 

For more information, please contact the Douglas County Museum at (541) 957-7007. 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist – Public Information Officer

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

 

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06-25-21 Douglas County Predator Damage Control District Advisory Board Meeting - 06/25/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2021

 

 

** Notice of Meeting **

Douglas County Predator Damage Control District Advisory Board

Monday, June 28, 2020

 

 

(Roseburg, OR) The next Douglas County Predator Damage Control District Advisory Board meeting will take place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm in Room 219 of the Douglas County Courthouse, located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon.

 

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) 440-4253 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist – Public Information Officer

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

DCCRT
DCCRT
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 25, 2021 - 06/25/21

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

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, June 25, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,932*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, ten locally and five out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

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

Date

Monday

June 21, 2021

Tuesday

June 22, 2021

Wednesday

June 23, 2021

Thursday

June 24, 2021

Today, Friday,

June 25, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,890†

3,899

3,910

3,922

3,932

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,707

3,714

3,725

3,737

3,747

Presumptive

183

185

185

185

185

Total Currently Hospitalized

15

15

15

16

15

Total Currently in Isolation

155

126

125

122

108

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

84

84

84

84

84

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted. Please note that we have retracted ONE (1) positive case number from our totals from Monday, June 21, 2021. After investigation, we determined that one person with a positive test result is not a Douglas County resident and therefor, the case has been moved to their respective County. 

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 108 cases in isolation, as well as another 170 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 278 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

FREE DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 26 AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health are collaborating again to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

 

We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) and the J&J (single dose) vaccines at this event.  Eligibility for this event includes:

1) ALL residents of Douglas County ages 12 years old and older**.

2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

Residents DO NOT need to pre-register or schedule an appointment for this event.  If you have questions please contact the phone numbers provided below:

  • Call (541) 464-6500.
  • If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.
  • Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about the vaccination event.
  • For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, you can just show up at this event.

 

Pre-registration is not required, just show up and get your vaccine.  All residents ages 12 and over are eligible! #itsyourturn; #itsfreeitseasy; #C19Vaccine.  **For those ages 12 to 14, it is required that a parent or guardian accompany you and give written consent for the vaccine.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTS FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

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

 

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

 

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Rice Hill and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Rice Hill Fire Station at 475 John Long Road in Rice Hill from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #3)
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Curtain and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Curtain Fire Station on Curtain Park Road in Curtain from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (North Douglas County Fire & EMS Station #4)
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Scottsburg and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Scottsburg Rural Fire Station at 33327 Oregon Hwy 38 in Scottsburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Elkton and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Elkton High School at 739 River Drive in Elkton from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Look for the Douglas County Tiger Team at local events and festivals, like Music on the Half, which begins on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older***.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

***As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER****

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older**** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, locate a vaccine location near you, get signed up and show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

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