Jackson County Public Health reports 59 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on December 30, 2020. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 5,781. Jackson County Public Health reports two new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total deaths to 71.
Jackson County’s 70th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man who tested positive on December 10 and died on December 28 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. The patient had underlying conditions.
Jackson County’s 71st COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man who tested positive on December 15 and died on December 27 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. The patient had underlying conditions.
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.
Extreme Risk: What’s Open in My County?
The best way to find accurate information on what level Jackson County is under and what activities are open under the different levels is to access the Governor’s website, What’s Open in My County?
Currently, Jackson County is under the Extreme Risk level, and disease activity continues to be widespread in the county. Please follow the guidance under the Extreme Risk; following the guidance will help reduce the community spread of COVID-19.
- Bars, Restaurants, Breweries & Wineries: Indoor dining prohibited. Takeout is highly recommended. Outdoor dining allowed. Outdoor capacity: 50 people maximum. Outdoor seating: 6 people per party and table maximum, limit 2 households. 11:00 pm closing time
- Churches, Synagogues & Mosques: Recommended indoor capacity is 25% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is smaller. Outdoor capacity: 150 people maximum. Recommended: limit services to one hour
- Funeral Homes. Mortuaries & Cemeteries: Indoor Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is smaller. Outdoor Capacity: 150 people maximum. Recommended: limit services to one hour
- Grocery Stores/Pharmacies: 50% max capacity. Curbside pick-up encouraged
- Indoor Gyms & Fitness: Prohibited.
For a completed list of what is open in Jackson County, visit the Governor’s website, What’s Open in My County?
Masks are currently required statewide at all times unless you are:
- At your residence
- In your vehicle
- Under 5 years of age
- Eating or drinking
- Engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face-covering, or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower
- In a private, individual workspace
- Removing the mask briefly because your identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparisons, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement
If you have a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents you from wearing a mask, you can request an accommodation from the business or venue, or transit authority. OHA does not recommend wearing a plastic face shield alone. While face shields can be very good at blocking droplets, they are not as good at stopping aerosols that can go around the shield. OHA recommends face shields only be used on a limited basis, for example, when talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.
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