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Prevent COVID
Prevent COVID
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Local Update - June 23, 2020 (Photo) - 06/23/20

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY LOCAL UPDATE

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

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

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)   As each day passes, we learn more and more about the COVID-19 virus, and how we can help ourselves, our families and our communities in preventing and controlling future spread.  In Douglas County, your efforts to stay safe have really paid off.  The tremendous work done by the entire Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, with the medical expertise of our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer and administered by Douglas Public Health Network, for quickly establishing a command center, hotline, drive-through testing clinics, planned alternative care sites and hospital overflow capacity, a screening clinic, cooperative local medical and physician support teams and daily public communication updates have been recognized as a model for the state. It truly has been an unprecedented cooperative effort between the county departments, local leaders, the medical community, local state and federal offices and volunteers from our communities.  However, the threat of an uptick in cases or a serious outbreak is still a serious concern.  DPHN recently created the info-graphic attached to remind citizens about the proven prevention methods and personal health practices that help to protect our communities and those we care about the most.  Please feel free to post and share the info-graphic and help with our ongoing efforts to keep you and yours safe and informed.      

 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County remains at 34.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  Thirty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-four have recovered.  DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.  The first positive COVID-19 case in Douglas County was announced on March 8, 2020.  Thanks to the great work that Douglas County has done social distancing and staying home, we’ve had 34 cases in 107 days. 

 

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases

as of 12:00 pm

June 23, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered

Cases

Of those that tested positive

Total COVID-19

Deaths

Total

Currently

Hospitalized

Of those that tested positive

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

34

28

0

1

4482

0

 

DPHN is following OHA policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and now includes presumptive COVID-19 cases.  DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. 

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Roseburg.  As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19.  Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 779 people tested in 37 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

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

 

State Extends Emergency Orders for Most Common Insurance Policies and Claims

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation extended its emergency orders for property and casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance.  The orders mean that the most common insurance policies, such as auto, home, term and whole life, and long-term care provide one-time minimum grace periods for people to pay premiums and protect them by mandating how long claims must be paid. See this chart for details.  The emergency order extensions can be found on the division's COVID-19 regulated businesses page.  Consumers can visit the division's COVID-19 consumer page for more information about the emergency orders, as well as additional insurance and financial services topics.  

 

Oregon FBI: Building A Digital Defense Against COVID-19 Shipping & Insurance Scams

The Oregon FBI’s released a Tech Tuesday segment today warning about frauds involving COVID-19 shipping and insurance fee scams.  The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning about individuals or companies that reference alleged "newly enacted" COVID-19 shipping laws, regulations, or insurance requirements with the purpose of charging additional fees before the delivery of a product. Examples of this criminal activity include demanding fraudulent COVID-19 insurance fees after the purchase for the delivery of live pets from online U.S. websites. There are also reports of criminal actors fraudulently collecting "refundable" maritime insurance fees, citing fake COVID-19 laws.

 

The following are indicators of possible scams or fraudulent activity:

  • The reference to "new" laws or regulations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and refusal to provide additional information;
  • Requiring additional charges or fees before delivery of a product;
  • Repeatedly providing excuses for delivery delays, including citing COVID-19 laws, regulations, or requirements;
  • Requesting money be paid to an unknown third party (e.g., warehouse, insurance company, or shipping company);
  • Stating that any required fees, payments, or deposits will be refunded or reimbursed later; and
  • Inability to make direct contact with shipper or manufacturer by phone or email (disconnected lines, lack of response, etc.).

 

Here’s how to protect yourself:

  • Never give out personal or financial information to a person or company you do not know and trust;
  • Always verify the information of manufacturers, shipping companies, and service providers before making payments;
  • Be wary of unsolicited messages claiming that a delivery is being held until payment is received, especially if you or your business have not placed any orders or expect to receive any deliveries; and
  • Research and verify that any laws or shipping requirements related to COVID-19 are legitimate before sending payment.

 

If you believe you are the victim of an Internet scam or cybercrime, or to report suspicious activity, please visit the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov, contact your local FBI office or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. 

 

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

 

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?  If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  There is also a video presentation about Phase Two available here. Or you may contact the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) or the Oregon State Office responsible for regulating your business or agency, or the business or venue that you wish to visit.

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

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

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