Jackson County Public Health is reporting five new COVID-19 cases, as of 12:01 AM, June 26, 2020. One of the cases is a transfer from another jurisdiction to Jackson County. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 98. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.
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 (attending social gatherings, going to work, and traveling outside of your primary community), Jackson County Public Health highly recommends that everyone continue to protect themselves and others by practicing everyday preventative actions, as there is no vaccine to prevent people from getting this illness.
COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is continually changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, staying close to home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. It is recommended that everyone practices physical distancing (stay 6 feet away from people who are not in your household), practice good hand hygiene, and frequently disinfect surfaces that or touched often. 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, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) 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 environments that are indoors and where it may be challenging 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.
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
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