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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Update - September 11, 2020 (Photo) - 09/11/20

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




(Douglas County, Ore.)  Today is Patriot Day in the United States.  A day when we look back 19 years ago and take a moment to honor and remember the innocent lives lost and recognize the courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to save others, as well as those that risked their lives and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.  Almost 3,000 people were killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Citizens can watch a memorial tribute video of the Tribute In Light that will shine from the 9/11 Memorial at ground zero today from 3:00 pm EST to Midnight.  #NeverForget; #Honor911


Wildfires:  For local Wildfire information, please continue to monitor the Douglas Forest Protective Association’s website at: or the #ArchieCreekFire incident command website at:  For evacuation information please monitor the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office website at:        


Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: The DCCRT team is continuing to work on COVID-19 updates and information for our residents.  As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 11, 2020, there are NO new positive test results, however, there are two new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 185*.


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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to issue an Air Pollution Advisory Douglas County and most of central and southern Oregon.  Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy levels.  For additional information, please visit their web site at  Our current air quality index is at 396. Click here for air quality index information.


Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer, your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN know that poor air quality can affect your overall health. Wildfire smoke creates tiny particles in the air that can cause health concerns. It can cause chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, headaches, sore throat, coughing, runny nose and burning and eye irritation. DPHN has put together a graphic (click here to view graphic) that will help residents understand the impact of wildfire smoke, poor air quality and COVID-19.  Please limit outdoor activities and keep children and those with medical issues indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have other medical conditions that could be affected by the smoke.  See below for additional tips and resources. 


  • Try to limit your exposure to wildfire smoke.  If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors.
  • While you are indoors, try to reduce other sources of indoor smoke and dust. Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible. Run an air conditioner, set it to re-circulate and close the fresh-air intake.  Avoid burning cigarettes, candles, gas, propane and wood burning stoves and furnaces.  Avoid broiling or frying food and vacuuming. 
  • Reduce time spent outdoors, especially any rigorous activity. If you must go out, set your A/C to recycle or recirculate in your car, to limit your exposure.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Frequently check current air quality conditions in your area.
  • Personal safety is paramount. Stay informed on air quality ratings and more by visiting the Oregon Smoke Blog at
  • Learn how to stay safe from wildfire smoke at
  • Download the #OregonAir phone app to stay up-to-date on the current air quality
  • If you have heart or lung disease or respiratory illnesses such as asthma, follow your health care provider’s advice about prevention and treatment of symptoms.
  • If you are feeling sick call your doctor or your local hospital or urgent care clinic.
  • Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill, and it's not possible to keep indoor air clean or cool, especially if you or those you are caring for are having health problems or are in a sensitive group. 
  • For more information about Wildfire Smoke and Your Health click here.


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


OHA Definition for Recovered

Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 2 cases in isolation.


Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is scheduled for Friday, September 11, 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 1458 people tested in 69 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon. Find additional information on the state or Federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and 211Info.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives and uses the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR or antigen test for COVID-19.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine and isolation.


Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join us tonight, Friday, September 11, 2020 for the next virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer at 6:00 pm, hosted by DPHN and found on the DPHN Facebook page.




Stay Informed with Accurate Local Information


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


Douglas County Resource Hotline: (541) 464-6550:

Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network have added a resource and referral service to the current COVID-19 hotline for Douglas County residents.  The added service will help residents get connected to resources and services due to the local wildfires.  Referral and resource information will be available about local emergency shelters, livestock and animal boarding options, donation locations, volunteer opportunities, welfare check referrals, food and water resources and help with health and wellness questions.  This is NOT the hotline for Fire Updates or Evacuation information.  Please contact or follow DFPA and DCSO for the most up-to-date wildfire information.  The Resource/COVID-19 Hotline is (541) 464-6550.  It is staffed from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week until further notice.  


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


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

Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the Governor’s orders.  The Governor has directed the State of Oregon offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with COVID-related rules.


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

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


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

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




Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell/(541) 957-4896

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell (541) 440-3571

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