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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

3 February 2021

Jackson County Public Health Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 3

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 7,597

Jackson County Public Health Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 3

Jackson County Public Health reports 41 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 3, 2021. This update brings the total COVID-19 cases to 7,597.

COVID-19 Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 104 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 104th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman who tested positive on January 4 and died on January 31 at her residence.  She had underlying health conditions. 

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 29, increasing by 7 from the previous day.  There are 9 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), increasing by 3 from the previous day.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity. 

More information can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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.

COVID-19 Workplace Outbreaks

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with MP Forestry, Inc.  Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on January 26, 2021. MP Forestry, Inc has been collaborative with Jackson County Public Health.  At this time, there are 13 cases linked to this outbreak (10 employees and 3 close contacts).

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Jackson County Fire District #3.  Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on January 26, 2021. Jackson County Fire District #3 has been collaborative with Jackson County Public Health. At this time, there are 9 cases linked to this outbreak (7 employees and 2 close contacts).

These are ongoing investigations, and for continued information, please access the Oregon Health Authority's Weekly Outbreak Report.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates 

The Oregon Health Authority adjusted the dates for when 65 and older people will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oregon will open vaccines to all seniors over a four-week period starting with:

  • Group 2: people 80 and older are eligible the week of February 8, 2021
  • Group 3: people 75 and older are eligible the week of February 15, 2021
  • Group 4: people 70 and older are eligible the week of February 22, 2021
  • Group 5: people 65 and older are eligible the week of March 1, 2021

Oregon's vaccine supply is limited, and it is estimated to take 12-15 weeks to vaccinate Groups 1-5 of Phase 1B.

It is best to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine for eligibility information and where you can receive the vaccine when it is your turn. If you are currently eligible, please follow the directions for making an appointment with the COVID-19 vaccine provider.  COVID-19 vaccine providers on this website instruct you on how to contact them; please be sure you are following those directions. If they do instruct you to call them, please be patient as they are experiencing an extreme increase in calls and will get back to you as soon as they can. 

You can also access the Oregon Health Authority's Vaccine Prioritization website https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/#prioritization for information on eligibility and access to the vaccine when it is your turn. 

211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.

  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
  • Email ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages)
  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays

Phase 1B, Group 1 (early childhood educators and staff, childcare providers and staff, public and private K-12 educators and staff) are now eligible to be vaccinated statewide. Those eligible in Phase 1B, Group 1, that have not received their first COVID-19 vaccine visit the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website to see where you can access the vaccine. Other COVID-19 providers work directly with some organizations to assist with vaccinating individuals in Phase 1B, Group 1.

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