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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
April 19, 2021
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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

7 April 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - April 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - April 7, 2021

On April 6, Governor Kate Brown announced that all Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19.

This week, people in Group 7 who are 16 and older are eligible for vaccination:

  • Frontline workers as defined by the CDC and the family members they live with.
     
  • People who live in multi-generational households.
     
  • Adults ages 16 to 44 with underlying health conditions with increased risk. Oregon has adopted the CDC guidance for underlying health conditions.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is FDA approved for individuals16 years and older, and Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are FDA approved for individuals 18 years and older. The Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, Walgreens, and Walmart have the Pfizer vaccine.

The Jackson County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination site located at the Jackson County Expo has appointments available; to schedule an appointment at this location, visit http://jcorcovid19.org/VaccineAppointments. The Moderna vaccine is available at this location, and appointments are required.

Daily COVID-19 Case Data

Jackson County Public Health reports 23 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on April 7, 2021. Additionally, two cases with previous reporting dates were added to the total COVID-19 cases. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 9,458.

COVID-19 Workplace Outbreak

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with the RAM Restaurant & Bar. Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on March 2, 2021. At this time, there are 7 cases linked to this outbreak. This is an ongoing investigation.

Cases associated with workplace outbreaks include workers and their close contacts. For updated information about outbreaks in congregate living settings, workplaces, childcare, and K-12 schools, review the Oregon Health Authorities Weekly Outbreak Report.

COVID-19 Related Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 124 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 124th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man who tested positive on February 1 and died on March 5 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Masking

Statewide, masks are required to be worn by all individuals at all times unless the individual:

  • Is at their own residence.
  • Is in their own personal vehicle, except when going through a drive-thru or if interacting with an individual outside the vehicle, such as at a gas station.
  • Is under five (5) years of age; or is under two (2) years of age and using public transportation or in transportation hubs.
  • Is eating or drinking.
  • Is engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face-covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
  • Is sleeping.
  • Is in a private, individual workspace.
  • Must remove the mask, face coverings or face shield briefly because the individual’s identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparisons, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement. If possible, individuals should limit speaking while the mask, face-covering, or face shield is off as speaking generates aerosols and droplets that can contain viruses.
  • Is fully vaccinated, or is at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease and is with others who are fully vaccinated, in accordance with the following:
    • In private indoor or outdoor settings, individuals who are fully vaccinated and individuals who are not vaccinated but are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, may visit without masks and without physical distancing.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds in poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is your turn

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