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Jackson County Public Health Reports 91 New COVID-19 Cases - NOV 13

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 2,695

Jackson County Public Health Reports 91 New COVID-19 Cases - NOV 13

Jackson County Public Health reports 91 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on November 13, 2020. Additionally, two previously reported case has been removed from the overall case total. These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 2,695. 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.

Jackson County is mirroring a trend seen statewide. Social gatherings of various sizes (often multi-generational) continue to play a significant role in our sharply increasing case counts. Reports of birthday parties, get-togethers with friends, weddings, and now Halloween parties continue to occur. Attendees at these events then spread the virus to their homes, workplaces, schools, places of worship, etc.

These types of gatherings have led to outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities, and congregate living settings.  People living in these settings are at the highest risk of severe complications from COVID-19, including death. The Oregon Health Authority publishes weekly data on cases and deaths in these settings when there are three or more confirmed cases or one or more deaths.  Due to the spike in cases and outbreaks in these settings, Jackson County Public Health will provide daily information on outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities, and congregate living settings during the surge of cases in Jackson County.

The number of cases includes staff, residents, and close contacts that have been determined to be COVID-19 positive cases and linked to the outbreak. Please note that these outbreaks are under investigation, and data may change daily.  Data is from 12:01 am on 11/13.

Name of Facility

First Reported

# of COVD-19 Cases

# of COVID-19 Fatalities

Avamere Three Fountains

11/2/20

98

2

Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley

10/4/20

53

1

Avamere Waterford

11/4/20

3

0

Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

10/10/20

4

0

Linda Vista

10/16/20

10

0

Orchard Assisted Living

10/5/20

8

0

Rogue Valley Manor

10/6/20

12

0

Table Rock Memory Care

11/8/20

49

0

 

“We need to do things differently this Thanksgiving to protect our loved ones, ourselves, and the community as a whole. We know that social gatherings are one of the main reasons we are seeing COVID-19 increase and spread throughout communities right now,” states Dr. Jim Shames. “This Thanksgiving, it is best to stay local and only gather with people you live with. If you do gather with others outside of your household, limit it to only one other household and to six or fewer people, wear a mask, and do what you can to increase the indoor ventilation, and let’s not forget to wash your hands and use physical distancing.”

  • Gatherings are for well people: people who are sick, have COVID-19, are a close contact to a confirmed case, have a pending COVID-19 test should not attend the gathering. Limit the number of gatherings you are attending in a two-week period of time. Consider self-quarantining for two weeks before Thanksgiving if you are going to be around older adults and people with compromised immune systems.
  • Increase indoor ventilation: ensuring proper ventilation can reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, indoors.  Open window, use HVAC system, consider upgrading filters, turn bathroom fans on and run them continuously, or use a portable air cleaner or purifier. Indoor gathers with poor ventilation pose more risk than those with good ventilation. For more information, visit the EPA Indoor Air in Homes and Coronavirus.
  • Wear a mask- wear a mask around all people who are outside of your immediate household. Despite feeling safe around family and friends, you can still get COVID-19 and spread it; wearing a mask continues to be an effective way of reducing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Limit the number of guests- it is best to limit the number of people indoors; the Governor of Oregon has an indoor gathering limit of 6 or fewer people with physical distancing for Jackson County. It is best to only gather with people that live in your household.
  • Practice physical distancing- space out chairs at the table, and it is best not to travel this holiday; stay close to home. If you do travel, consider staying in a hotel and not with family and friends.

For more information on how to celebrate Fall and Winter holidays safely, visit the CDC COVID-19 Holiday Celebrations webpage.

Take these everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs like the flu and COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated for flu
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Limit your contact with others if you are sick
  • Wear a mask
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched
  • Watch your distance (stay at least 6 ft. away from others)

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