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Jackson County Public Health reports 70 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on November 3, 2020. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 1,998. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage, or the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website.
Today marks the highest reported number of daily COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in Jackson County. In the past three weeks, Jackson County has continued to set daily and weekly new case records. “The increase in COVID cases Jackson County has seen in the last three weeks is not good news,” says Dr. Shames. “People are beginning to congregate indoors because of the colder weather. Congregating indoors, with people outside of your family, not wearing masks, not practicing physical distancing, and without good indoor air ventilation, increases the spread of COVID.”
The colder weather and holidays bring people indoors, which increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading. If you are holding a family/friend gathering, consider implementing the following steps to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19:
For more information on how to celebrate Fall and Winter holidays safely, visit the CDC COVID-19 Holiday Celebrations webpage.
Take these everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs like the flu and COVID-19:
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