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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 23, 2021 - 06/23/21

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 23, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, there are ELEVEN (11) 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 3,910*. Currently, there are SIXTEEN (16) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and seven 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 18, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 19&20, 2021

Monday

June 21, 2021

Tuesday

June 22, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

June 23, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,867

3,883

3,890†

3,899

3,910

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,686

3,700

3,707

3,714

3,725

Presumptive

181

183

183

185

185

Total Currently Hospitalized

11

13

15

15

15

Total Currently in Isolation

154

152

155

126

125

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

83

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. 

 

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE - EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH

Shared from the National Weather Service and CDC.  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, your Local Health Administrators, along with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, and Douglas Public Health Network would like to share an urgent message from the National Weather Service about the Excessive Heat Watch notice released this morning and encourage you to stay safe this weekend.  The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Watch beginning in the afternoon on Friday, June 25, 2021, and running through Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The Excessive Heat Watch is expected to affect all areas of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties in California, as well as the following counties in Oregon: Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake Counties.  They are expecting dangerously hot conditions with daytime temperatures up to 110°F possible West of the Cascades, and 100°F East of the Cascades.  They are also expecting higher than normal overnight conditions with overnight low temperatures expected as high as 75°F.  The 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, heat-related stress and heat-related illnesses. It is likely that daily high temperature records will be broken, with a chance that we might break the all-time June high temperature record. 

 

Extreme Heat Precautionary & Preparedness Tips:

  • Stay Informed: Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. National Weather Service
  • Learn: Know how to prevent, recognize and treat heat-related illnesses. CDC – Extreme Heat Information
  • 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.
  • 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 rehydrate.
  • 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.
  • Please, stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!

 

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 126 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 296 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 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:

 

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Tenmile and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Tenmile Fire Department at 158 Reston Road in Roseburg from 1:00 am 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

 

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.

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!

 

  1. Attached Media Files: DCCRT
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