Jackson County Public Health reports 69 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on January 5, 2021. Additionally, five previously reported cases were removed from the overall case total. These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 6,173.
Jackson County Public Health reports two new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total deaths to 74.
Jackson County’s 73rd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman who tested positive on December 2 and died on December 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Jackson County’s 74th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man who tested positive on December 6 and died on December 31 at Providence Medford Medical Center. The patient had underlying conditions.
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.
Jackson County Public Health is following the OHA’s Vaccine Distribution and Sequencing Plan for COVID-19. Oregon and Jackson County are currently in the Phase 1A, Group 1 of the Vaccine Distribution and Sequencing Plan for COVID-19.
Phase 1A, Group 1 includes hospitals, urgent care, skilled nursing, memory care facility HCP and residents, tribal health programs, EMS providers, and other first responders.
Jackson County Public Health is working with hospitals and current COVID-19 vaccine providers on vaccinating people who fall into Phase 1, Group 1. We will continue to collaborate with the hospitals and COVID-19 vaccine providers to coordinate the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The collaboration will be important as Oregon prepares to vaccinate people within the other Groups of Phase 1A.
As the rollout continues in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County will keep you up to date. For more information on the OHA’s Vaccination Plan, please access the OHA’s Vaccine Prioritization website.
Extreme Risk: What’s Open in My County?
The best way to find accurate information on the COVID-19 Risk Level for Oregon Counties and what activities are open is to access the Governor’s website, What’s Open in My County page. This website also provides the metrics for the COVID-19 Risk Levels. Currently, Jackson County is under the Extreme Risk level, and disease activity continues to be widespread in the county.
Masks are currently required statewide at all times unless you are:
- At your own residence
- In your own personal vehicle
- Under 5 years of age
- Eating or drinking
- Engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face-covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
- In a private, individual workspace
- Removing the mask briefly because your identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparisons, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement
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