Jackson County Public Health is reporting 7 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on September 9, 2020. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 928. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage, or the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website.
Status on Jackson County Health and Human Services
We here at Jackson County Health and Human Services have seen and experienced the destruction these wildfires have caused our communities, and we are devastated by the loss. Our thoughts are with our staff and our communities that have been impacted. We are supporting the emergency effort.
Jackson County Health and Human Services is currently at a Level 2 Evacuation, Be Set. Jackson County Health and Human Services is open but encourages the community to call before arriving for services. If the services you need can be postponed, that would be best at this time. Jackson County Syringe Exchange Program will be closed today.
Please check the Jackson County website or Facebook page for updates.
During this time, it is critical to be aware of the fire danger near where you live and if your neighborhood has been assigned to an evacuation level. You can find more information on the Jackson County Emergency Management website https://jacksoncountyor.org/emergency/. It is also important to sign up for Citizen Alert; this system enables emergency personnel to provide you with critical information quickly, such as evacuation notices. You can sign-up online https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832182#/signup.
It is best to be prepared to leave your home and leave when officials declare that it is no longer safe to shelter in place. Prepare by putting together a grab bag or emergency supply kit. These kits should include clothes, important documents, food and water, medication or medical supplies and masks. It is ideal to have enough supplies for two weeks.
During these uncertain times, it will be important to do your best to slow the spread of COVID-19:
- WEAR a face covering
- WATCH your distance
- WASH your hands
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
CDC Travel within the US: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19