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

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

 

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - DAILY UPDATE

 

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

 

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

Date

Monday

April 26, 2021

Tuesday

April 27, 2021

Wednesday

April 28, 2021

Thursday

April 29, 2021

Today, Friday,

April 30, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,102

3,118

3,128

3,145

3,149

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

2,952

2,967

2,978

2,992

2,995

Presumptive

150

151

150

153

154

Total Currently Hospitalized

10

11

11

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

70

67

79

87

87

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

69

69

69

69

69

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

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

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

 

DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH NETWORK LAUNCHING NEW VACCINE CAMPAIGN

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

 

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

 

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

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

UPCOMING AVIVA HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

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

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

 

COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB

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

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

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

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

 

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

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

 

Local Online Access to Updates

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

 

Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription

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

 

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

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

 

Aviva Health Offers Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Webpage

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

 

COVID Vaccine Call Center at Lower Umpqua Hospital District in Reedsport

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

 

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

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

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