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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
April 19, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - April 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - April 1, 2021

 

Jackson County Public Health reports 73 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on April 1, 2021. This update brings the total COVID-19 cases to 9,297.

COVID-19 Workplace Outbreak

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions. Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on March 12, 2021. At this time, there are 5 cases linked to this outbreak. This is an ongoing investigation. Cases associated with workplace outbreaks include workers and their close contacts. For updated information about outbreaks in congregate living settings, workplaces, childcare, and K-12 schools, review the Oregon Health Authorities Weekly Outbreak Report.

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Butte Creek Baptist Church. Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on March 16, 2021. At this time, there are 17 cases linked to this outbreak. This is an ongoing investigation.

Masking

Statewide, masks are required to be worn by all individuals at all times unless the individual:

  • Is at their own residence.
  • Is in their own personal vehicle, except when going through a drive-thru or if interacting with an individual outside the vehicle, such as at a gas station.
  • Is under five (5) years of age; or is under two (2) years of age and using public transportation or in transportation hubs.
  • Is eating or drinking.
  • Is engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face-covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
  • Is sleeping.
  • Is in a private, individual workspace.
  • Must remove the mask, face coverings or face shield briefly because the individual’s identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparisons, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement. If possible, individuals should limit speaking while the mask, face-covering, or face shield is off as speaking generates aerosols and droplets that can contain viruses.
  • Is fully vaccinated, or is at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease and is with others who are fully vaccinated, in accordance with the following:
    • In private indoor or outdoor settings, individuals who are fully vaccinated and individuals who are not vaccinated but are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, may visit without masks and without physical distancing.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds in poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is your turn

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