Jackson County Public Health is reporting eight new COVID-19 cases, as of 12:01 am, July 23, 2020. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 265. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.
All Oregonians statewide are required to wear face coverings when accessing public indoor spaces; this applies to businesses and members visiting these spaces. Face coverings are required to be worn in outdoor public spaces when six feet distance cannot be maintained.
Governor Kate Brown announced new statewide rules that will be effective on July 24, 2020.
- Face coverings are required for ages 5 and up
- Face coverings are required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you cannot physically distance
- Capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, venues is reduced to 100 people indoors
- Bars and restaurants must close at 10 pm statewide, regardless of phase
The science on COVID-19 is growing and is clear that masks slow the spread of COVID-19. There is emerging evidence that masks/face coverings protect the wearer from other people by filtering out some virus particles that can cause infection. Wearing a face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Wearing a mask/facial covering is an empowering way for each of us to protect our communities, our families, and ourselves. Some people are unable to wear face coverings for medical reasons. When a person with a disability is unable to wear a face mask for medical reasons, they should be offered a reasonable accommodation.
Wear your Face Covering Correctly:
- Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure is under your chin
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
- Make sure you can breathe easily
The Oregon Health Authority has created a website to provide information on masking and the requirements in Oregon; please visit the Oregon COVID-19 Mask Requirement page.
Face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public and social settings. COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is continuously changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, staying close to home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. It is recommended that everyone practices physical distancing (stay six feet away from people who are not in your household), practice good hand hygiene, and frequently disinfect surfaces that or touched often. It is also important to stay home and isolate yourself from other people in your household if you are sick or if you have a pending COVID-19 test; do not attend social gatherings, go to work or travel.
Overall, people in Oregon should follow the three W’s:
- WEAR a face covering
- WATCH your distance
- WASH your hands
For more information:
The public can call 211-information with general questions
OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDC Travel within the US: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19
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