Jackson County Public Health reports 38 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on January 20, 2020. Additionally, four previously reported cases were removed from the total COVID-19 cases. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,007.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 37, increasing by 4 from the previous day. There are 16 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), increasing by 3 from the previous day.
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.
More information can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
For additional information, visit the Jackson County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website does publish Jackson County COVID-19 data.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Vaccination gives us hope that the pandemic will end. Still, in the meantime, we need to continue safety measures to keep the virus from spreading: Wear a mask, physically distance from others, wash your hands, avoid gatherings and stay home when you're sick.
The public health and healthcare systems in Jackson County understand how vital getting vaccinated is to protect the community's health, our loved ones and help our community in its recovery. We are all committed to vaccinating as many people as we can and as fast as we can. We are collaborating on distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to increase the number of vaccinations most effectively and safely.
Jackson County, Asante, the National Guard, Providence, and other medical partners have collaborated to put on a drive-through vaccination event for people in Phase 1A that need their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, we announced that we would expand this event to cover Phase 1B, Group 1: childcare providers, early learning, K-12 educators and staff, special circumstance, and the official eligible start date Phase 1B, Group 1 will begin on January 25. Jackson County Public Health and other COVID-19 providers are currently collaborating on this process and will have further information soon.
Asante and Providence have supplied the Pfizer vaccine for this vaccination event.
Hours of Operation:
- Thursday, January 21: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Friday, January 22: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Saturday, January 23: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Please go to the https://www.asante.org/covid-19/vaccination-events/, starting Monday, January 18, to pre-register for this event. You will need to print and fill out the vaccine administration record and the insurance form on this site. The insurance is only for billing purposes; if you do not have insurance, this will not be a barrier to receive the vaccine. You will also access additional documents here, such as the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, CDC Vaccine Information handout, Vsafe handout from CDC, and information on how to access the booster vaccine from Asante and Providence for those in Phase 1A that are to be vaccinated at the Expo.
For all others in Phase 1B and the general public, please access the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccine website. This site will provide updates on who is eligible to receive the vaccine and where to access it.
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