[Medford, Oregon] —Jackson County Public Health is reporting six new COVID-19 cases, as of 12:01 AM, June 10, 2020. The total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County is 77. There are a total of 60 recovered cases, and 17 cases remain active. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County. The number of recovered cases is now being updated daily, to access this data and additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.
An outbreak of five cases of COVID-19 has been reported to Jackson County Public Health that consist of three employees at Harry & David and two close contacts. The outbreak investigation started on June 9, 2020.
Jackson County Public Health is working closely with Harry & David on this outbreak. Both agencies are working to ensure that employees who were in close contact with the cases are tested. Harry & David and its employees are following Jackson County Public Health recommendations. This outbreak remains under investigation.
As people have begun to stay home less, are returning to work, are increasing their travel, and are attending social gatherings, it is important to understand that the virus has not been eliminated, and there is no vaccine available to prevent people from getting this infection. Therefore, there is still a risk for people to become ill with COVID-19 and pass the illness on to others. Jackson County Public Health expects to see an increase in COVID-19 cases as people move around more and attend social gatherings with people outside of their immediate household more often.
Jackson County Public Health highly recommends that everyone take action to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is recommended that everyone stay close to home, practice physical distancing (stay 6 feet away from people who are not in your household), and practice good hygiene.
In addition, it is highly recommended that everyone wear a face covering, made from cloth or paper, while out in public settings, especially in settings that are indoors and where it may be difficult to ensure that you can stay 6 feet away from others at all times. Face coverings worn by others protect you from getting the virus from people carrying the virus.
For more information:
The public can call 211-information with general questions
OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19