Jackson County Public Health is reporting two new COVID-19 cases, as of 12:01 AM, June 20, 2020. The total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County is 87. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.
People are staying home less: they are returning to work, are increasing their travels, attending social gatherings, and participating in physical activities. 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 resume their daily routines.
In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction is, the higher the risk of COVID-19 is to spread from person to person. As people begin to resume their daily activities, Jackson County Public Health highly recommends that everyone continue to protect themselves and others by practicing everyday preventative actions. It is best that everyone stays close to home and minimize travel; it is recommended that everyone practices physical distancing (stay 6 feet away from people who are not in your household), and practice good hand hygiene. It is also important to stay home if you are sick. Do not attend social gatherings, go to work, or travel if you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or if you have a pending COVID-19 test.
In addition, it is highly recommended that everyone wears 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. COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus from transmitting it to others. Overall, face coverings worn by others protect you from getting the virus from people carrying the virus.
The availability of testing has increased in Jackson County; therefore, if you develop mild symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell), you should contact your medical provider. Your medical provider can make a referral for you to get tested at the appropriate location. You can also contact one of the medical clinics or healthcare systems that are providing testing. Testing for COVID-19 is available to all people, regardless of documentation status. Current health centers or health systems providing testing for those that meet the criteria for testing in Jackson County are:
- Asante: Services are available to everyone. Call your medical provider first, or call the Asante COVID-19 hotline at 541-789-2813. You can also visit https://www treatment.asante.org/.
- Providence: Services are available to everyone. If you are an established Providence patient, contact your medical provider. If you are a new patient, you can call 541-732-7700. If you are not an established patient, call Stewart Meadows Urgent Care 541-732-9362. You can also visit the Providence website https://coronavirus.providence.org/.
- La Clinica: Testing is available for current La Clinica patients, anyone in the community who is uninsured, has no other doctor, or anyone who speaks Spanish only. Call 541-535-6239 to speak with a nurse.
- Valley Immediate Care: Services are available to everyone. Valley Immediate Care is open seven days a week and their main phone number is 541-734-9030.
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