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Jackson County COVID-19 Weekly Press Release - March 15, 2021

Jackson County COVID-19 Weekly Press Release - March 15, 2021

Jackson County Public Health understands that people are ready to resume life as it was before the pandemic. Even though the vaccine provides us hope that society will operate as it did before the pandemic, we must continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Letting our guard down against preventing the spread of COVID-19 will increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading in Jackson County.

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

If you are fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided guidance on things you can begin doing. You should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
    • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

COVID-19 Two Week Case Data

For weeks 9 & 10 (2/28/21 –3/13/2021), there were a total of 404 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 182.6 cases per 100,000 population.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

As of March 14, 2021, there were a total of 38,726 people vaccinated in Jackson County. Of that total, 23,103 individuals are fully vaccinated. You can find this information on the Oregon Health Authority’s Data Dashboard, County Vaccination Trends.

People 65 and older are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Jackson County has not moved onto Phase 1B, Groups 6 and 7. Individuals 65 and older are still the priority population, as well as individuals in Phase 1A.

Jackson County will be receiving a total of 7,510 prime doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine the week of March 15, 2021. This total does not include the Federal Pharmacy Partners vaccine allotment.

Please continue to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website for vaccine locations:, as new sites are being added.

Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:

  • Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website:
    • This website will provide information on where people can access the vaccine, how to make an appointment, and list additional resources if people need assistance with scheduling appointments.
  • To schedule an appointment at the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, call 541-789-2813 and press option 2 for English and option 3 for Spanish. Due to the high demand, there may be longer than expected wait times on the phone to schedule an appointment. We are working on an online scheduling platform.
  • 211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.
    • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
    • Email (All languages)
    • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays
  •  Register on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool and check for county-specific information.

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