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COVID-19 Updates - August 20, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 20, 2021

Jackson County Public Health and the hospital systems continue to encourage the community to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide relief to the hospital system and to the public health system. The best way to stop the spread of the Delta variant is to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks.

Testing remains an essential strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19. If anyone has signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they should isolate themselves and seek testing right away. It is important not to go to the Emergency Department just for COVID-19 testing. If you have a medical emergency, it remains critical that you access emergency care when needed.

Jackson County Public Health made a resource request to the Oregon Health Authority to provide additional testing resources in Jackson County. The OHA is fulfilling that request and has deployed a testing team to Jackson County. “Our current testing sites have been incredibly busy, and we needed additional assistance to meet the demand,” states Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County Public Health.

“With the additional testing support, we have set up a temporary testing site located at the Jackson County Expo; the entrance is Gate 5. People must pre-register, as we can only do about 175 tests per day. Please go to to register for a test before showing up. This is a PCR test, and results are available within 2-3 days. It is also important that people know this test is free,” says Tanya Phillips.

People can also get vaccinated at the Expo; the OHA has deployed one of their vaccination teams to this location. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available. Enter Gate 3 for vaccinations.

“This is not a mass testing or vaccination site, but is here to provide some additional capacity to our healthcare partners providing these services,” states Tanya Phillips.

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination at the EXPO:
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.


  • Thursdays and Fridays: 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am – 4 pm

Registration for Testing:


  • Enter Gate 5 for testing
  • Enter Gate 3 for vaccination

Testing Locations in Jackson County:

  • Asante COVID-19 Specimen Collection Center: 1321 Center Dr., Medford OR. 541- 789-2233
  • Providence Stewart Meadows Urgent Care: 70 Bower Dr. Suite 110, Medford OR. 541- 732-3962
  • Walgreens:
    o 210 E Barnett Rd., Medford
    o 2280 W. Main St., Medford
    o 433 N Front St., Central Point
  • Valley Immediate Care:
    o 1700 E. Barnett, Medford
    o 1600 Delta Waters Suite 107, Medford
    o 1401 Siskiyou Blvd. Suite 1, Ashland
  • Rite Aid: 636 N. Main St., Phoenix
  • La Clinica Wellness/Respiratory Center: 730 Biddle Rd., Medford

Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

As of 12:01 a.m. on August 20, 2021, Jackson County Public Health reports 148 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 16,071.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties)

As of 8:00 a.m. on August 20, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 191, and there are 49 patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

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.

For more information:




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