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COVID-19 Weekly Updates - May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Updates - May 17, 2021

Following new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Kate Brown announced on May 13 that Oregon would be following this guidance, which only applies to fully vaccinated individuals.

The CDC announcement left many unanswered questions for states to sort out. Until we have vaccination verification guidance and procedures in place, businesses should continue following current guidance.

While Oregon Health Authority updates guidance, everyone should follow posted mask and physical distancing requirements in businesses until further notice.

The Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo is available to everyone that needs a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is free, and people do not need to bring ID or insurance information. The Vaccination Equity Center is a safe place, accessible to all, regardless of legal status. Language interpreters and support for disabilities are available.

Register for an appointment at or call 211. Appointments are encouraged, but they are not required.

Vaccination Options at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center:

  • Walk-through Moderna Site (for individuals 18 years and older)
    • Vaccine: Moderna
    • Operation Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • No appointment required
  • Drive-Through Pfizer Site (for individuals 12 years and older)
    • Vaccine: Pfizer
    • Operation Hours: Sunday- Saturday
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • All other days: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • No appointment required

Daily Case Information

As of 12:01 am on May 17, 2021, Jackson County Public Health reports 6 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 10,959.

COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data

For weeks 18 & 19 (5/2/2021 – 5/15/2021), there were a total of 436 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 195.3 cases per 100,000 population. This is a 10 percent decrease from the previous two-week reporting time (4/25/2021 – 5/1/2021)

COVID-19 Related Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 141 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 141 st COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman who tested positive on May 5 and died on May 15 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. They had underlying health conditions.

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