[Medford, Oregon] — April 16, 2020, Jackson County Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case. This brings the total to 48 cases in Jackson County. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County. For demographic data on the total cases, please access the Jackson County HHS COVID-19 webpage. This data is located under the Jackson County Daily Situational Update tab.
Everyone’s efforts to stay home and practice physical distancing have helped Oregon to slow the spread of COVID-19. Modeling from IDM has shown that measures Oregon put in place, in addition to communities increasing their hygiene and the use of other preventative measures, has resulted in approximately 18,000 fewer infections in Oregon than would have occurred without any interventions. These efforts have saved lives and assisted our healthcare system with their capacity to care for people.
The warmer weather makes everyone want to be outside and enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. But, we cannot let our guards down yet; it is still important that you stay home and practice physical distancing. Here are some ideas on how you can enjoy the sun while remaining close to home and still flatten the curve:
- If you’re able to maintain physical distancing, enjoy the outdoor areas of your residence.
- Have an outdoor picnic at your residence with the people you live with.
- Have a virtual picnic with friends.
- Get things done at home, such as gardening or washing your car.
- Open doors and windows to get fresh air while remaining inside.
- Enjoy solo physical activities or those with members of your immediate household such as walking, biking, running or rolling.
- Wave to your neighbors from a distance. Let them know you’re happy to see them.
When enjoying this beautiful weather, please don’t:
- Participate in group sports
- Hike on crowded trails
- Attend social gatherings
And, please don’t go out if you’re sick.
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
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