Jackson County Public Health reports 29 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on December 24, 2020. Additionally, a previously reported case has been removed from the COVID-19 total cases. These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 5,488. Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total deaths to 64.
Jackson County’s 64th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman who tested positive on November 10 and died on December 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Correction: Jackson County’s 63rd COVID-19 death died at Ashland Community Hospital and not Rogue Regional Medical Center.
For additional information, visit the Jackson County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website does publish Jackson County COVID-19 data.
Jackson County Public Health will be closed on December 25, 2020. We will not be issuing a press release or updating the COVID-19 Data Dashboard on this day. This function will resume on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Jackson County is under the Extreme Risk level, and disease activity is widespread in the county. Please follow the guidance under the Extreme Risk; following the guidance will help reduce the community spread of COVID-19. Information can be found on the OHA website.
There are many ways to recognize and celebrate the holidays and still stay safe. It’s wise to consider participating in activities that are a lower risk so that you and your loved ones remain healthy throughout the season. This year will look different from other years. We know it’s disappointing not to gather and celebrate as you usually would, but it will be worth the effort to stay safe.
Travel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control continue to recommend postponing travel and staying home, as this is the best way to protect yourself and others this year. Review the Oregon Statewide Recommended Guidance for Travel.
It’s important to remember to follow the general safety guidelines that will keep you and your loved ones healthy during the holiday season. Everyone can make the winter holiday celebration safer this year.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, both indoor and outdoor.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
- Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces
- Wash your hands often
- Get your flu vaccine
- Minimize the number of people you are around and limit the gathering size to 6 people and no more than two different households.
- Host a virtual celebration with friends and family
- Gather virtually for gift exchange or activity
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